High reliability record for Ben-my-Chree


The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company vessel Ben-my-Chree has had a reliability record of more than 97% over the past 13 months.

She completed 1,321 sailings during 2018 and in January 2019, travelling approximately 88,500 miles with a technical reliability record of 97.17%.

Her main engines accumulated more than 10,800 running hours.

Ben-my-Chree operates services throughout the year, including daily sailings to Heysham, seasonal crossings to Ireland and weekend services to Birkenhead during the winter months.

Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘Once again Ben-my-Chree has served the island well and had a great reliability record during 2018, with very few cancellations due to technical issues.


‘This highlights her value to the island and underlines the significant investment we have made to retain the vessel.’


Last April, she underwent a scheduled biennial overhaul when £1.6 million was spent on various areas above and below deck, as well as the testing of equipment and safety checks.

Photograph of Ben-my-Chree