Severe gales result in cancelled sailings

Tonight's sailing to Heysham has been cancelled because of the weather conditions.

With the wind forecast to reach severe gale force nine this evening, the Steam Packet Company says the Ben-my-Chree will remain in Douglas overnight.

The decision means the 7.45pm trip to Heysham and return service at 2.15am are affected.

Those booked to travel tonight can contact the operator's reservations team on 661661 to make alternative arrangements.