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Steam Packet Sailings

Steam Packet sailings to the United Kingdom this weekend SHOULD go ahead as scheduled - but services to northern Ireland have been cancelled.

That's because of the accident at Liverpool yesterday - when the Viking fast craft was damaged on the pontoon, after being knocked by a strong gust of wind.

Sister ship the Snaefell has been taken OFF the Belfast sailings to replace Viking on the much busier Douglas-Liverpool route.

Steam Packet Chief Executive Mark Woodward says it's not ideal - but this way more passengers will be able to travel:

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