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Ben My Chree out of service for repairs

13th June, 2011

Prior to TT Week the Steam Packet vessel, Ben My Chree suffered damage to one of her two bow thrusters when debris was ingested. Whilst the vessel can still operate safely with only one thruster, a quiet spell next weekend is being used as an opportunity to remove the faulty unit for repair.

Availability of dry dock slots and specialist contractors mean the work will take place between the 18th and the 20th of June and Ben-my-Chree will be going into dry dock at Birkenhead.

A freighter has been chartered to assist with freight services and a limited number of trailers will be carried on the high speed vessel Mannanan which will operate on the Heysham route temporarily.

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