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Future of sea services up for Tynwald discussion

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

Politicians will be asked to support negotiations on a new Strategic Sea Services Agreement this week. 
Tynwald will be asked to approve a report from the Department of Infrastructure which contains seven recommendations to future proof the Island's sea links. 
The Steam Packet Company has already put forward a proposal to continue running ferry services however Minister Phil Gawne says he's not entirely happy with it. 
The landing stage in Liverpool will also be up for discussion - the department wants to buy land at Princes Half Tide Dock. 
John Pennington is from TravelWatch - he says the passenger watchdog has "serious misgivings" about the short time being allowed for both public and political scrutiny:


  • John Pennington


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