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Sea links better protected due to new contingency plans

Thu, 08 Oct 2015

Contingency plans will ensure the Island's sea links are better protected this winter.

Manannan will be kept in Manx waters until the end of the year - normally the vessel is moored in the Mersey when it finishes in November.

The Steam Packet says it's a way of providing extra resilience and will allow it to react quicker if there is a problem.

MV Arrow will also be on hand to act as a freight-back up - chief executive Mark Woodward says the decision to keep Manannan hasn't been made lightly:


  • Mark Woodward

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