Sailings delayed while divers assess Ben damage

The Steam Packet Company are continuing to assess the damage caused to the Ben-my-Chree.

The ferry operator says divers will be present at the vessel within the next couple of hours to investigate the extent of the damage.

As a result, this morning's 8.45am crossing to Heysham has been delayed until at least 11am, with a further update to be issued at 10.30.

The Ben struck the pier while docking in high winds last night.