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Royal Navy steps in to untangle Ben-my-Chree

Fri, 12 Jul 2013


People have been warned not to dump unwanted items at sea or to lay fishing gear on shipping routes.

It’s after rope became tangled around the Ben-my-Chree’s propellers on Sunday morning.

Divers from the visiting Royal Navy minesweeper HMS Brocklesby stepped in to help remove the equipment and the Ben was able to depart with a slight delay.

In previous cases vessels have had to be taken out of service for prolonged periods of time while the damage is assessed.

Steam Packet chief executive Mark Woodward says it is a big problem:

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