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Sailings cancelled as Ben-my-Chree struggles to berth in Douglas

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

Ben-my-Chree
Ben-my-Chree

The Steam Packet has announced that this evening's sailing has been cancelled - as the Ben-my-Chree fails to berth in Douglas.

Engineers are currently working on berthing the vessel after police and fire services were called out to deal with a 'technical problem' with its propellers.

Passengers who were due to disembark at 5:40pm are still reported to be on-board.

Tonight's 7:45pm sailing to Heysham has been cancelled - as well as the return journey to Douglas that was schedule to depart at 2:15am.

It's believed that fishing gear became entangled around the propeller.

Further details will be made available in due course.

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