DDTV: This is the incredible video showing a lorry as it plunges off a ferry and into the sea off Owey Island in west Donegal on Monday.
The Cope, Dungloe, says its vehicle was packed with building materials for several customers on the island.
Most was for Dan Gallagher who is doing a renovation project.
While singer Daniel O’Donnell and his wife Majella also had supplies on board, it has been confirmed.
“We’re just thankful that no-one was hurt,” said a close friend of the couple.
Thankfully neither the Gallaghers nor the O’Donnells will be out of pocket – as the goods hadn’t been delivered.
The wrecked lorry and all its cargo now belongs to the insurance company used by The Cope.
A salvage operation has had to be abandoned there.
The lorry slipped backwards as its load was due to be off-loaded off the Arranmore Fast Ferry.
No-one was hurt and the incident is being investigated by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board.