FREIGHT DELAY NEWSFLASH
22nd December, 2009
TUESDAY 22ND DECEMBER 09.00
ICEBOUND HEYSHAM PORT RESTRICTS FREIGHT SHIPMENTS
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company advise as follows;
"Due to extremely severe snow and ice at Heysham Port the Health & Safety Committee will not allow Tug masters to discharge freight trailers onto the Port.
This has been deemed too dangerous due to the very slippery icy conditions,and no prospect of any better conditions, or gritters having any effect on the Port's present condition.
As a consequence no freight trailers have been discharged or loaded for this evenings 0215 hrs scheduled sailing."