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Manxman leaves Island to 'seek shelter at sea'

Wind speeds 'exceeding current safe limits' for Douglas Harbour

The Manxman has left Douglas Harbour to 'seek shelter' as Storm Isha begins to surround the Isle of Man.

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company issued the update as the flagship vessel was seen leaving the Island, despite all of today's sailings being cancelled.

In a statement issued on social media, a company spokesperson said: "Due to the severe weather of Storm Isha, all further sailings are cancelled today.

"As wind speeds are exceeding current safe limits for Douglas Harbour Manxman has headed out to sea to seek shelter."

Those affected by today's cancelled sailings who need to re-arrange travel are asked to contact the Steam Packet's reservations team directly on 01624 661661 or 08722 992 992.

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