Heysham sailings cancelled

in Transport

This morning’s Steam Packet sailing from Douglas to Heysham has been cancelled after the Ben-my-Chree hit Douglas Pier last night.

The scheduled return journey due to leave at 2.15pm this afternoon, from Heysham to Douglas, has also been cancelled.

But the company are hopeful that tonight’s 7.45pm sailing to Heysham will go ahead with a further update due at 5pm.

The latest information from the Steam Packet says: ’Following a combination of the ongoing investigation into yesterday’s Ben-my-Chree incident and a deterioration in the latest weather forecast, today’s 8.45am and 2.15pm Ben-my-Chree sailings have been cancelled.

’Divers are continuing to inspect the hull of the Ben-my-Chree with the hope that this evening’s sailings via Heysham will depart as scheduled, although these sailings are also subject to possible weather disruption.’