P&O Ferry Pride of Kent grounds inside Calais harbour, 10 December 2017

The Port of Calais has been forced to close due to heavy weather after a passenger ferry ran aground.

A total of 316 people, including 208 passengers, are reported to have been on board the Pride of Kent – which has since been refloated. A P&O spokesman said that no one was injured, and the vessel was reported to be undamaged.