WATCH: Storm Arwen wreaks havoc across marinas and UK coast
Marinas, shipyards and coastal communities have been battling against Storm Arwen over the weekend and are reporting unprecedented levels of damage.
On Friday 26 November the Met Office issued a rare red weather warning for coastal areas in the northeast of the UK as Storm Arwen threatened to bring high winds and disruption for much of the UK.
On Sunday 28 November, Maiden Marine in the Lake District posted images and an update on the damage sustained.
“It was a very tough 24 hours in the South Lakes yesterday. Storm Arwen hit us much harder than expected,” read the statement. “There were hundreds of trees down and many of the roads were impassable. The lake has been really badly hit and there are reportedly 63 boats on the shoreline.”
Teams spent the weekend checking the boats on the lake, towing others to safety and recording the damage.
According to Maiden Marine, the salvage work alone is on an unprecedented level, and in 35 years of trading the team has never seen damage on this scale.
In Scotland, where some of the worst conditions were felt, Arbroath Lifeboat was requested to launch, alongside colleagues from RNLI Montrose, into storm Arwen to assist a ship in danger of running aground.
On Friday 26 November, pagers sounded at 6.36am tasking lifeboat Barmouth and New Quay RNLI to launch to reports of a seven-metre ocean rowing boat in distress in gale force winds, during storm Arwen.