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Steam Packet plays down Holyhead option

Changes to service not incoming, insists company

The Steam Packet has played down suggestions it's considering a future service to Holyhead.

The company confirmed that the Ben-my-Chree undertook berthing trials at the Welsh port last week - but said it was merely 'exploring' alternatives.

Yesterday the company announced an offer to extend its linkspan user agreement with the Manx government.

The £170 million bid provides for two brand new vessels, a public revenue-sharing deal, passenger fare caps and employment guarantees.

But Chief Executive Mark Woodward says last week's trial doesn't mean a shake-up of destinations are on the horizon:

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