Tag: Ben-my-Chree

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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Unusual passengers on board Isle of Man Steam Packet Company vessel Ben-my-Chree

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company welcomed some unusual passengers on board Ben-my-Chree as part of its support for the Curraghs Wildlife Park. Between March 17th and 19th, the vessel carried a Roul-roul Partridge, two Ring-tailed Lemurs, a Kookaburra and two Dik-diks. The Steam Packet Company is assisting with the transport of the animals, […]

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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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Steam Packet Company launches photo competition

Steam Packet Company launches photo competition

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The hunt is on for the perfect photograph to appear on the front cover of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s 2014 brochure. A competition has been launched inviting people to submit their photos showing the beauty of the Isle of Man or featuring the company’s vessels Ben-my-Chree and Manannan Budding photographers can post […]

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3.9 million passengers, 1.1 million cars and 15 years of loyal service to the Isle of Man

3.9 million passengers, 1.1 million cars and 15 years of loyal service to the Isle of Man

| September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man Steam Packet company vessel Ben-my-Chree has marked 15 years’ service, during which time she has carried the equivalent of the Island’s population 45 times over and enough freight to reach from Douglas to Liverpool and back more than 20 times. Built for the Steam Packet Company at the Van der Giessen de […]

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Success for Steam Packet Company Engineering Apprentices

Success for Steam Packet Company Engineering Apprentices

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Two Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Apprentice Engineers have successfully completed their shore-based training and will this month join the Company’s engineering department onboard the Ben-my-Chree. Jed Fisher, 20, from Ramsey and Michael Keeling, 20, from Ballabeg, have been working hard for four years to attain their ONC in Engineering, attending the Isle of […]

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Leisure and Commercial craft users reminded not to dispose of equipment into the sea

| July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Department of Infrastructure and Isle of Man Steam Packet Company are reminding commercial and leisure craft users not to dispose of unwanted equipment into the sea or lay fishing gear on known shipping routes after fishing gear became entangled on a propeller of the Ben-my-Chree. On Sunday morning, during routine pre-sailing inspections, fishing gear […]

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Tickets on sale for Ben-my-Chree round the Island cruise

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Ben-my-Chree round-the-Island cruise, which will take place on Saturday, June 15th. The Ben will depart Douglas at 1900, with the trip taking around four hours. Tickets are priced at £26 for adults and £16 for children, including a main meal, a drink (non-alcoholic) and ice cream. The […]

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Ben-my-Chree returns to service after emergency repairs

| May 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Temporary repairs to Ben-my-Chree have been completed sooner than anticipated and she returned to service with a freight-only sailing to Heysham mid-morning. The vessel suffered damage four metres above her waterline after colliding with a berthing fender while docking yesterday evening at her usual King Edward Pier Linkspan, Number 5 berth. It was initially thought […]

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Steam Packet Passengers generous donations for MGP Helicopter Fund Collection

Steam Packet Passengers generous donations for MGP Helicopter Fund Collection

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Steam Packet Company passengers have raised a fantastic £5,472.13 for the Manx Grand Prix Helicopter Fund. The annual collection is carried out by crew members from the Ben-my-Chree and the Manannan during the Manx Grand Prix period, and the team is keen to express their thanks to passengers for their donations towards the 2012 collection. […]

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