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Manannan collision due to 'systems control failure'

Thu, 24 Mar 2016

Damage to the Manannan
Damage to the Manannan

Five people were taken to hospital after the Manannan collided with Victoria Pier last night.

The fast craft’s port bow hit the pier as it came into dock just before 10:30pm - passengers and vehicles were able to disembark the boat 10 minutes later.

This morning’s 7:30am sailing to Liverpool was cancelled. However, at present, the 3pm sailing is set to go ahead as scheduled.

Its been confirmed that noone was seriously injured. 

Steam Packet chief executive Mark Woodward explains what happened:

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