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Boat passengers have reportedly suffered injuries on the world's last ocean-going paddle steamer after it crashed into a pier on the Isle of Arran this afternoon.

The Waverley paddle steamer crashed near the the ferry terminal in Brodick, Scotland, at around 5.15pm.

A coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Prestwick has been sent to the scene, along with Arran coastguard rescue team. 

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Scottish Ambulance Service and Police Scotland are also attending.

The paddle steamer was due to arrive in Brodick at 5pm after leaving Greenock this morning.

Boat passengers have reportedly suffered injuries on the Waverley paddle steamer (pictured departing from Glasgow last month) after it crashed near the the ferry terminal in Brodick, Isle of Arran, at around 5.15pm

Boat passengers have reportedly suffered injuries on the Waverley paddle steamer (pictured departing from Glasgow last month) after it crashed near the the ferry terminal in Brodick, Isle of Arran, at around 5.15pm

An ambulance, fire engine and helicopter are at the scene and the number of passengers aboard is not yet known.

Gavin Saxby posted a photo showing the vessel's bow badly damaged on social media.

He wrote: 'Just on PS Waverley as they crashed it into the pier at Brodick, what a mess on board, lots of injuries, hope everyone recovers.'

Karren Mulligan said: 'Wee trip on the Waverley today which was wonderful as I've waited 2 years to do it. Then it crashed.

'Thankfully I've managed to get away with a few bumps and bruises but so many people got much worse.'

An ambulance, fire engine and helicopter are at the scene and the number of passengers aboard is not yet known. Pictured: Guests are welcomed on board the Paddle steamer Waverley on August 22

An ambulance, fire engine and helicopter are at the scene and the number of passengers aboard is not yet known. Pictured: Guests are welcomed on board the Paddle steamer Waverley on August 22

Anne Cochrane, from Bishopbriggs near Glasgow, left the Waverley when it docked in Brodick earlier today and was waiting to board when the boat crashed. 

She told the BBC: 'It just crashed into the pier when it was coming back from the Holy Isle. We're just stuck in the departure terminal. We've had no

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