Set to begin crossings again on 31 March
Steam Packet fast craft Manannan is heading to dry dock next week, ahead of her return to service at the end of March.
The vessel will undergo 'specialist work' on Merseyside before the first passenger sailing of the summer season.
Prior to that, berthing trials will also be conducted in Larne, Northern Ireland - as part of an 'ongoing assessment' of alternative ports should the need arise in future.
Mannanan will begin regular crossings to Liverpool on Friday, 31 March, with scheduled sailings to Dublin and Belfast commencing in April.