Firefighters have helped 69 passengers to safety after a ferry ran aground in Eastham.
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was contacted at 13.24pm on Sunday, July 10 after the Mersey Ferry Royal Iris ran aground in Eastham ‪#‎Wirral‬
Two fire engines, the Search and Rescue Team and the Marine Fire One Rescue Team attended the scene.
The Royal Iris ferry was carrying 69 passengers and five crew members when it ran aground in Eastham.
The grounding of the vessel caused a hole to form in the hull and the ship to take on water.
A dredger, Deo Gloria, assisted in pumping out water from the ferry and took the ferry passengers on board.
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service helped move both vessels in to the QE2 Dock at Eastham.
The dock gates were closed and passengers were helped to disembark from the dredger on to the quayside.
Firefighters assisted in pumping out the water from the ferry while awaiting the arrival of two further tugs.
The Port of Liverpool Police, HM Coastguard, RNLI and North West Ambulance Service also attended the incident.
There were no reported injuries.