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No confirmation yet that Manannan will sail tomorrow

Fri, 10 Apr 2015

Repair work to the Manannan is progressing as anticipated - but it's still not been confirmed if the boat will sail tomorrow.

That's according to the Steam Packet Company which says the work is a "long and difficult process" involving mechanical, electrical and hydraulic linkages.

Rebuilding work on the two damaged water jets and trim tab is on-going - these were craned into place overnight.

A specialist diving and engineer team has begun to re-connect them to the ship.

Control systems will need to be calibrated and all systems checked to see if they are responding as required - the boat will then be taken on sea trials.

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