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Steam Packet responds to protest allegations

Tue, 29 Apr 2014


The Steam Packet has come under attack for not protecting its most vulnerable passengers – the disabled.

That’s the allegation put forward by Jan Jordan who staged a protest outside the Sea Terminal yesterday – she’s angry over an alleged incident concerning her son’s girlfriend in December last year.

She says the 21-year-old was left trapped and ‘traumatised’ in the toilet on the Ben-my-Chree during a storm because it doesn’t cater properly for those with a disability.

The Steam Packet has refuted the accusations saying the woman didn’t make a complaint at the time – with Mrs Jordan only raising the issue herself earlier this month.

Chief executive Mark Woodward says all vessels comply fully with EU requirements and shouldn’t be under attack.

Tessa Hawley has all the details:

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