Manannan, Arrow being prepared for Ben cover

The Steam Packet Company says it's working to minimise disruption to sea passengers after the Ben-my-Chree crashed while attempting to berth in Douglas.

The ferry operator revealed that Arrow will return to Manx waters today to provide freight cover, while Manannan is being prepared to cover passenger services if necessary.

The Steam Packet has apologised to passengers whose travel plans have been disrupted as a result of the collision, which it has described as "an unfortunate incident".

Last night's sailings were cancelled and today's are subject to disruption as a result of the incident.