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Number of Visiting Motorcyclists for TT 2014 up 6% on last year

Number of Visiting Motorcyclists for TT 2014 up 6% on last year

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The number of motorcyclists booked to visit TT 2014 is currently up around 6% compared with this time last year. One of the main reasons for the increase is the Steam Packet Company’s long-term charter of the freighter MV Arrow, which has allowed for early allocation of extra capacity for vehicles during the TT festival. […]

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Traffic Diversion as Gas Leak Closes Stretch of Belmont Hill, Douglas

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Urgent repairs to a major gas leak will see Belmont Hill in Douglas closed to traffic between the entrance to the Kingdom Hall and the junction with Peel Road from 11.00am today until 6.00pm on 15 April or until the work is completed. Access to Belmont Hill from Peel Road will be via Ballakermeen Drive. […]

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Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s new freight vessel to begin operating

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s new freight vessel to begin operating

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s latest investment in freight services will begin operating on April 28th. MV Arrow, which has been secured on a long-term charter, will cover for Ben-my-Chree while she undergoes her scheduled biennial overhaul. The overhaul, which will include some of the passenger lounges being refurbished and additional seats being […]

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Isle of Man Steam Packet Company marks retirement of former captain of Manannan

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company vessel Manannan had a different look on its sailing from Liverpool to Douglas on Friday, 4th April when she flew a United States of America flag to mark the retirement of Captain Thomas Shaw, who commanded the vessel during her time with the US Navy. Captain Shaw officially retires […]

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Isle of Man Steam Packet Company issues update on Ben-my-Chree stabilising fin repair

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Steam Packet Company has been informed by Fincantieri, the stabilising fin manufacturer, that repairs to a damaged fin, removed in January, will be completed and ready for re-fitting to Ben-my-Chree in June. The vessel sustained damage to one of its two stabilising fins during heavy weather at the start of the year. Following an […]

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Steam Packet Holidays and Sefton Group repeat joint offer this spring

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Sefton Group and Steam Packet Holidays are repeating a special offer aimed at attracting short-break visitors to the Island. The companies are again joining forces to offer an exclusive holiday package, giving visitors the opportunity to book a return foot passenger sea crossing, with two nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the Best […]

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A new way to book luxury travel

A new way to book luxury travel

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the Island’s leading travel companies is offering a new facility to its clients – aimed at increasing their privacy when booking their personal holidays. Richmond Travel now has the use of a private office facility at 14 Athol Street in Douglas, inside the corporate headquarters of its parent company, the Online Regional Travel […]

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Last chance to book Winter Weekend offers at Sefton and Palace hotels

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is still time to book with The Sefton and BEST WESTERN Palace Hotel and Casino to take advantage of their Winter Weekend specials – but don’t wait too long, as these offers are proving as popular as ever! The Winter Weekend specials are available Friday through Sunday until 30th March 2014, offering guests the […]

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Steam Packet Company vessel Ben-my-Chree dry docking

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Steam Packet Company is pleased to announce that, following the necessary dry-docking last weekend, the stabilising fin has now been removed and sent for repair. The opportunity was also taken to complete a hull inspection and some other minor repairs. Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘I would like to thank all […]

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Steam Packet Company vessel Ben-my-Chree’s stabilising fin damaged during heavy weather

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a result of a prolonged period of use in very heavy weather, it has become apparent one of the stabilising fins of Ben-my-Chree has suffered some damage. As these items are underwater, it is not possible to ascertain the full extent of the damage without dry-docking the vessel. The vessel has effective stabilising efficiency […]

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