The Steam Packet Company regrets to announce that all Manannan sailings for tomorrow, Thursday 9th April, have had to be cancelled.
Passengers booked on the 07:30 sailing to Liverpool and the 11:15 sailing from Liverpool will need to contact reservations on 01624 661661 to make alternative arrangements.
Additional telephone lines are available for passengers booked on any sailings FROM Heysham or Liverpool. These numbers are 0151 2425180 (07:30 - 19:30) or 01524 865930 (14:00 - 22:00).
All passengers booked on the 15:00 sailing to Liverpool will be automatically transferred to the 19:45 sailing to Heysham and those booked on the 19:15 sailing from Liverpool will be automatically transferred to the 02:15 sailing from Heysham on Friday morning 10th April.
A coach will depart the terminal in Liverpool at 11:30 for those passengers transferring to the 14:15 departure from Heysham and at 21:00 for those transferring to the 02:15 departure Friday morning.
A coach transfer has also been arranged for those foot passengers that require onward transfer to Liverpool terminal once the Ben-my-Chree sailings arrive in Heysham.
MV Arrow is now in service, allowing the Ben-my-Chree to concentrate on passenger and vehicle traffic.
Steam Packet Company Chief Executive, Mark Woodward, said: ‘We would like to offer our sincere apologies to passengers. We continue to do all that we can to minimise repair time of Manannan and restore normal operations as soon as possible.
‘Contrary to online rumours, it is currently intended that the repairs to Manannan will be carried out in Douglas, not dry-dock.’
Announcements regarding any necessary further changes to schedules will be made tomorrow.