Storm Gerrit to impact IOMSPC festive sailings


The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is advising its customers of potential weather disruptions to its pre-festive period sailing schedule due to storm Gerrit.

The current forecast predicts severe gale force winds reaching highs of 60 mph hitting the Irish Sea from this evening and the Company is warning that all sailings up until Sunday 24th December are subject to potential disruption.

Conditions are currently looking more favourable during the day on Wednesday 20th December and the Company is hopeful that the Douglas to Heysham 08:15 sailing and its return from Heysham to Douglas at 13:45, will go ahead.


The Company is continuing to monitor weather forecasts closely and will advise affected passengers on any changes to the schedule as soon as possible.


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The Company is in the process of notifying all affected customers. Account holders can amend their bookings via or by contacting the reservations team on 661661 (IOM), 08722 992 992 (UK).