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Steam Packet sailings are saved by the Navy

15th July, 2013

Commercial and leisure craft users are being urged not to dispose of unwanted equipment into the sea or lay fishing gear on known shipping routes.

It comes after fishing gear became entangled on a propeller of the Ben-my-Chree on Sunday.

It was only because the Royal Navy minesweeper HMS Brocklesby was in the island for Tynwald Day that the Ben’s sailings were not severely hit.

Navy divers recovered a large amount of fishing pot rope, enough to fill a large bin bag.

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