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Fog delays Ben-my-Chree

Vessel unable to dock at Heysham

There's a delay to a Steam Packet sailing today – after misery for passengers yesterday.

The Ben-my-Chree spent five hours outside Heysham before being diverted instead to 12 Quays in Birkenhead.

Steam Packet Chief Executive Mark Woodward explains why the Ben, equipped with high-tech gear, couldn’t dock in Heysham last night: (play audio)

The Ben-my-Chree is now scheduled to leave Douglas at 10.30am today.

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