Netherlands: IJmuiden Port Closed, Ferry Forced to Turn Back Over Storm

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
October 28, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A storm that is hitting the United Kingdom and Western Europe forced a ferry carrying 1,000 people from Newcastle to Amsterdam has been forced to turn back.

The storm slammed the United Kingdom overnight, killing at least four people, and cutting power to hundreds of thousands. It appears to now be hitting the Netherlands and other European countries.

ITV News reported that the ferry was forced to return to sea.

The port of IJmuiden was also closed due to the storm.

The ship left England at 5 p.m. on Sunday and was slated to hit Amsterdam on 9:30 a.m.

The ferry is now said to dock at 3:30 p.m. local time.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.