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Ben My Chree departure delayed Wednesday

27th January, 2010

The Isle of Man Steam Packets' vessel Ben My Chree has encountered problems prior to her departure to Heysham this morning.

On arrival in the early hours a rope and chain from one of the pier fenders became entangled in the propeller and divers were sent down to any damage.

Passengers and cars were kept waiting at the port for an update and the ship finally left an hour late.

It is hoped that although the propeller was found to be damaged, the vessel can carry on with its schedule until she goes into dry dock for annual inspection and overhaul in a few weeks time.

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