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Larne route could be viable

Packet exploring new options

A new ferry route between the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland could begin in the near future, if Steam Packet berthing trials are a success.

The company has confirmed it's testing the Ben-my-Chree's capability to dock in the port of Larne.

There are currently four regular passenger crossings between Douglas and Belfast per week.

It's expected that a move to Larne would mean the end of that route.

Brendan O'Friel from passenger watchdog TravelWatch says there are a number of factors for the Packet to consider:

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