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Ben My Chree gangway incident

26th March, 2010

Eight people had to be rescued by the local fire services after a gangway was dislodged while foot passengers boarded the Steam Packet vessel Ben My Chree at Heysham, this afternoon, Friday 26th March. Click on the link to see dramatic video footage of the stranded passengers.

Fortunately no one was on the gangway at the time although some passengers were on other parts of the gangway connected to it.

No one was injured and the relevant authorities have been informed. As a consequence the sailing was slighly delayed on departing Heysham.

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