Christine Greenwood with baby Jessica beside the Torpoint ferry. See swns story SWFERRY. The parents of a newborn baby girl were told to list her official birthplace as a FERRY – after she was born midway through a six-minute river crossing. Heavily pregnant Christine Greenwood needed to cross the River Tamar to reach hospital after she started having contractions She set off by ambulance but went into labour moments after boarding the Torpoint ferry to make the 650-metre journey from east Cornwall to Devon. With no way off the boat, ambulance staff delivered baby Jessica Maggie in the back of the vehicle before disembarking and completing the journey to Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital. Christine and her 4lbs 67oz baby girl, born two weeks premature, were both fine despite the dramatic birth last Saturday morning.