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Sailing to Fleetwood 'not a viable option' for Steam Packet

Silting issues at Heysham a regular issue for Ben-my-Chree

It's unlikely sailing to Fleetwood rather than Heysham would solve the silt problems the Steam Packet Company faces when sailing to Lancashire.

That's from pilot and former Douglas South MHK Paul Quine.

The ferry operator's managing director recently said silting remains a problem for the Ben-my-Chree when entering Heysham.

But Mr Quine believes that issue isn't unique to Heysham:

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