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Silt blamed for cancelled sailings

Steam Packet calls off Ben-my-Chree journeys

Sailings to and from the Island have been cancelled due to silt build up in Douglas Harbour.  

The Steam Packet Company has pulled the 8.45am, Ben-my-Chree, crossing to Heysham and the return journey at 2.15pm.  

It says the silt combined with an extremely low tide is to blame.   

Overnight sailings were also affected with the Ben-my-Chree delayed leaving Heysham. 

It's due back to Douglas at 10am meaning today's newspapers will be late. 

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