Ferry allided with pier in Douglas
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Ferry allided with pier in Douglas

Ferry allided with pier in Douglas

13 February 2017 - 16:00 - Update: 13 February 2017 - 18:43


The "Ben-my-Chree" allided with a pier on the Isle of Man as the ferry tried to dock in strong winds on Feb 12, 2017, at 6.15 p.m. On arrival in Douglas Harbour the "Ben-my-Chree" encountered significantly stronger than forecast easterly winds and the vessel made contact with the King Edward Pier.Services from Douglas to the UK have been disrupted after the ship, which sailed from Heysham, Lancashire, struck the pier at low tide. No passengers or crew were injured. The 08:45 a.m. service to Heysham, the 7.45 p.m. service and the overnight return sailing were cancelled. Engineers worked through the night to assess the damage and a diving inspection was under way. The Steam Packet Company sent the "Arrow" to Manx waters to carry the freight, and the fast craft "Manannan" was on standby to run passenger services if needed.

Source: VesselTracker.Com
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