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Manannan to stay in Douglas over winter

Mon, 02 Dec 2019

The Manannan is to remain in Manx waters this winter.
The vessel concluded her 2019 season earlier this month, maintaining a 100% technical reliability record during the whole summer, according to the Steam Packet Company.
Completing 759 sailings and travelling 51,777 nautical miles, she also operated a 98.15% punctuality record, as the season drew to a close.
Manannan will now be moored in Douglas harbour before undergoing her annual overhaul ahead of services resuming on 27th March next year.
The Ben-my-Chree will run throughout the winter season with Manannan on stand-by until after the busy Christmas period.
In addition, MV Arrow – which the Company currently has on charter - will be available to ensure freight transport is continued.
Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward explained: ‘Once again, Manannan has had a great reliability record this season and plays an invaluable role in the Company’s day-to-day operations.
‘We constantly look for ways to improve services and respond to unforeseen circumstances and keeping Manannan here as a back-up strengthens that position.’


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