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Sea Express renamed

The ill-fated Sea Express ferry has been renamed the Snaefell and finally left drydock in Birkenhead.

The craft collided with a container ship in the River Mersey sparking a large-scale incident response from emergency services there in February.

The accident flooded the engine and pump rooms of the ferry leading to a loss of power and causing the vessel to list heavily.

There were no injuries and she was towed to safety.

According to the vessel’s Automatic Identification System, it now appears as the 'Snaefell' docked in Bidston.

(Picture courtesy of John H.Luxton)

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