On Air Early Breakfast Tom Cain | 5:00am - 7:30am

Packet helps young mates set sail

Company funds annual children's voyage

The Steam Packet is once again lending its support to youngsters from across the Island, when they take over the crewing of a tall ship this month.

Forty 13 and 14-year-olds are setting sail aboard the ship Stavros S Niarchos from Liverpool for a week.

The voyage is being run by Manx charity The Children's Centre, in association with the Tall Ship Youth Trust.

It's aiming to give a confidence and self-esteem boost to the teens, as well as valuable technical and life skills.

Steam Packet Chief Executive Mark Woodward, whose company is funding the outing, said it was a 'pleasure' to support the seafaring initiative year-on-year.

More from Isle of Man Business