Ferry passenger survives North Sea fall

Ferry passenger survives North Sea fall

A British tourist survived after slipping off a Princess Seaways DFDS ferry in the North Sea at night time.

Jeni Anderson, 23, fell 60 ft from the ship and spent approximately 30 minutes in the water before she was rescued by a lifeboat and airlifted to hospital, according to reports.

The former student, who was on her way visit friends in Amsterdam, has no recollection of how she fell off the ferry, which was travelling from Newcastle to the Netherlands.

Mike Green, watch manager at Humber Coastguard, who was alerted of the incident, explained: “The crew of the DFDS ferry were very efficient with their man-overboard procedures, they managed to get a visual contact with the lady, launched their rescue craft and managed to get her on board the ferry.”

DFDS Seaways was recently named Europe’s Leading Long Sea Ferry Operator 2011 by World Travel Awards.

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The cruise ferry operator has successfully won the ‘Oscar’ of the travel industry for five years in a row, championing its commitment to excellent customer service and onboard experience on its Newcastle to Holland and Harwich to Denmark routes.