59 passengers were trapped aboard a ferry for more than an hour after it ran aground after leaving its berth in Alderney.

Fifty-nine passengers were trapped aboard a ferry for more than an hour after it ran aground after leaving its berth in Alderney. The French ferry Victor Hugo was blown onto rocks in the south west corner of Braye harbour on Sunday evening.

Three vessels, a fishing boat, Alderney lifeboat and Braye pilot boat, eventually managed to pull the ferry clear, and damage is reported to be limited to its propellers. No injuries were reported, and the passengers were safely disembarked.

An investigation has been launched to establish the cause of the accident.