THIS is the broken hull of the Balearia passenger ferry that was grounded at Denia port four weeks ago.

Credit: Arturo Gonzalez Luis

Drone footage shot on Wednesday shows ominous waves lapping at the ship hours before the whole of Alicante was put on red alert for storm warnings.

The 74m-long Pinar del Río hit the rocks at Denia’s port around 11.30pm on Friday, August 16.

Nearly 400 passengers were rescued by lifeboats before hundreds then spent the night at Balearia Port Denia.

A total of 70 cars, plus a mobile home and three motorbikes, were stuck on board before a crane lifted them to safety between August 21-22.

Divers from specialist team Ardentia Marine were dispatched to refloat the ferry without success.

Balearia decided on September 3 to take the ship apart piece-by-piece.

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