The upper section of the conveyor
showing where it dips under the A55 dual carriageway and also
its proximity to the road. The boat's crew were taken off by
helicopter during the storm and landed onto the East bound carriageway
that had been closed for the evacuation. Force 9 to Hurricane
force winds were reported at the time with waves reaching 5 metres.
I have seen similar boats fail to dock in far less severe conditions
than that. 19/04/2012