Passengers’ amazement as Royal Marines storm aboard UK-bound ferry in coaching train

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Passengers on a cross-Channel ferry watched in amazement as Royal Marines Commandos stormed aboard throughout a “very important” coaching train.

The inexperienced berets of 539 Assault Squadron and 42 Commando swooped on the ship because it travelled in Plymouth in tough seas.

The boat was full of holidaymakers who had earlier set sail from Roscoff in north-western France.

A Royal Navy spokesman mentioned: “Utilizing high-speed boats and their specialist climbing tools, commandos deftly clambered aboard Brittany Ferries’ Armorique, 10 miles off the south coast.

The inexperienced berets of 539 Assault Squadron and 42 Commando swooped on the Plymouth-bound ship (PA)

“In tough seas, the commandos sped behind the 29,469-tonne Armorique, as passengers crowded the higher decks to observe.

“They noticed 16 specialist troops from 42 Commando make their daring ascent of the nine-deck ferry in notoriously troublesome circumstances.

The ferry was full of holidaymakers after it set sail from Roscoff in north-western France (PA)

“With coxswains from 539 Assault Squadron piloting three quick craft, the marines made the audacious climb by cable ladder to the higher decks of the ferry, all whereas slicing by way of the water at round 25mph.”

Captain Jack Denniss, of 539 Assault Squadron, based mostly in Plymouth, mentioned: “The Royal Marines are certainly one of just a few forces within the UK educated to conduct this kind of operation, so it is important we do that coaching repeatedly, beneath essentially the most arduous circumstances doable.

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Commandos stormed aboard in arduous circumstances throughout a “very important” coaching train (PA)

“Throughout this kind of boarding, the purpose of best vulnerability can usually be the embarkation.

“The truth is, reaching entry to a fast-moving vessel is in some instances extra harmful than the enemy defending it.

“Success in such an endeavour requires rigorous coaching, braveness and importantly, an professional coxswain who can stand as much as the circumstances.”

Further reporting by Press Affiliation

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