The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s new vessel Manannan has played host to the Island’s Engineering Society.
The Club’s members, who meet each month and try to visit all engineering projects that are new to the Island, were given a special tour of the vessel.
Roy Allen, Chairman of the Isle of Man Engineering Society, said: “Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Director of Marketing and Communications David Findlay organised a superb visit for us, including Manannan’s engine room and the bridge. All the members thoroughly enjoyed their time and were most impressed both by the vessel and by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company staff. Clearly the staff that showed us round had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the technical aspects of the craft, especially the diesel engines and propulsion system. The marine engineers were particularly interested in the computer controls and the docking arrangements using TV cameras instead of flying bridges. The potential passengers amongst us were impressed by the spaciousness of the accommodation.”
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: “I am delighted the Isle of Man Engineering Society has paid Manannan a visit and were so impressed with both our vessel and staff. The design, construction and fit out of Manannan ensures that Islanders have the very best in fast craft services.”
Members of the Engineering Society with Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Marketing and Communications Director David Findlay.