Ferry lucky! Lone yachtsman cheats death in front of 42,00 tonne boat

Ferry lucky! Lone yachtsman cheats death in front of 42,00 tonne boatSWNS


An amazing picture has captured the moment a lone yachtsman literally cheated death as he almost got in the way of a 42,000 tonne oncoming ferry.

Brittany Ferries' Pont-Aven was carrying 2,400 passengers and honked its horn five times to warn the sailor.

The ferry, which travels from Plymouth to Santander in Spain, Roscoff in France, and Cork in Ireland, was coming into Millbay docks in Plymouth Sound, Devon, when the near-miss occurred.

The luck man managed to escape unhurt after he steered out of the ferry's way, but onlooker Guy Harris called it 'utter madness'.

He told the Daily Mail: 'The outcome could have been very different. If the wind had dropped or the person on the yacht had stopped steering it would have come to a stop and been obliterated. It is utter madness.'
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