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World Isle of Man ferry sailings to Lancashire resume

14:42  24 october  2020
14:42  24 october  2020 Source:   bbc.com

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Ferry sailings between the Isle of Man and Lancashire have resumed after Friday night's services were cancelled due to strong winds over the Irish Sea. The Ben-my-Chree's 08:45 BST crossing from Douglas to Heysham departed almost an hour later than originally scheduled because of the conditions.

Damage to a ferry propeller has caused disruption to sailings between the Isle of Man and Lancashire . The Ben-my-Chree suffered the damage during its evening crossing from Douglas to Heysham on Thursday, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company said. The firm said the extent of the

Ferry sailings between the Isle of Man and Lancashire have resumed after Friday night's services were cancelled due to strong winds over the Irish Sea.

The Ben-my-Chree's 08:45 BST crossing from Douglas to Heysham departed almost an hour later than originally scheduled because of the conditions.

Its return journey was expected to begin on time at 14:15, an Isle of Man Steam Packet Company spokeswoman said.

Friday evening's trips were cancelled as gales of up to 60mph (97km/h) hit.

There are no current restrictions on Manx residents leaving or returning to the island, but non-residents need special permission to enter.

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