The Steam Packet Company can confirm that Manannan will resume scheduled services tomorrow (11th April 2015), starting with the 07.30 sailing from Douglas to Liverpool.
Following extensive repairs, sea trials were completed this afternoon.
Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘Following repairs to the two starboard water jets and the starboard trim tab Manannan has just completed berthing trials and a short sea trial off Douglas. I am pleased to advise that everything went well and the vessel is ready to return to operational service with tomorrow morning’s 07.30 crossing to Liverpool.
‘I would like to thank our passengers for their patience and understanding while Manannan was being repaired. This has obviously been a difficult period and I want to again apologise for the inconvenience caused to passengers.
‘The nature of the damage suffered was the worst we have seen to one of our fast craft vessels. Our team of engineers and divers has worked tirelessly to ensure Manannan was returned to normal service as quickly as possible.’