Further to our update of 28 July, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company wishes to confirm that services will continue to operate as advised last week.

Crossing Times
The Liverpool route departure timings are unaffected and the passage time will continue to be around 3 hours.

The Dublin route will be around 4 hours.

The Belfast route will be around 3 hours 45 minutes.

As previously advised the following minor changes have been made to some sailings on the Belfast and Dublin routes:

All sailings on these routes that were scheduled to depart at 1400 will now depart at 1445 until further notice.

All sailings on these routes that were scheduled to depart at 1815 will now depart at 1830 until further notice.

Fleetwood Day Trip
The Fleetwood trip on 7 August is subject to the following schedule.

Douglas to Fleetwood 0645 will now depart at 0600
Fleetwood to Douglas will depart at 0915 as scheduled

Douglas to Fleetwood 1900 will now depart at 1800
Fleetwood to Douglas 2130 will depart as scheduled

These alterations to the schedule were necessary due to an increase in the crossing time to 2 hours 45 minutes and the need to coincide with the correct tidal conditions at Fleetwood.

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company reservations staff will continue contacting passengers who have a revised departure time and ask that all passengers ensure that they have left mobile phone or other contact details.

 Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: “Once again I would like to apologise to passengers for the ongoing longer crossing times, but having given the situation due consideration, I still feel that this approach causes the least disruption to passengers and avoids the need to cancel sailings. Snaefell repairs will therefore commence after the school holiday period.

Manannan is maintaining revised schedules on the Liverpool route and we are continuing to monitor the situation.”

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company would like to urge those travelling to check-in as promptly as possible to ensure on time, and where possible, slightly earlier departures.