Tag: Steam Packet Company

EXTRA TT SAILINGS CONFIRMED AS STEAM PACKET COMPANY SECURES P&O EXPRESS CHARTER

EXTRA TT SAILINGS CONFIRMED AS STEAM PACKET COMPANY SECURES P&O EXPRESS CHARTER

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has chartered additional P&O Express sailings to assist with demand for TT 2015. The charter has allowed the Steam Packet Company to revise its schedule and increase the number of sailings. An extra four return sailings have been added to the schedule from the Northern Irish port of […]

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STEAM PACKET COMPANY WELCOMES POSITIVE NEWS FOR ISLE OF MAN VISITOR ECONOMY

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Positive news from the Isle of Man’s visitor economy has been welcomed by the Steam Packet Company. The Visitor Economy Strategic Group, at its latest meeting, reported growth in visitor numbers, accommodation occupancy and use of leisure facilities and attractions in the Island. This upward trend is supported by the Steam Packet Company’s own figures, […]

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ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET COMPANY RECORDS ANOTHER INCREASE IN FESTIVAL OF MOTORCYCLING VISITORS

ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET COMPANY RECORDS ANOTHER INCREASE IN FESTIVAL OF MOTORCYCLING VISITORS

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company saw further growth in passenger numbers during the 2014 Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling. Compared with the 2013 event, there was an 11% increase in the number of motorcycles brought to the Island during the Festival, from 3,324 to 3,697. Passenger numbers were also up, by 1,100 […]

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Passengers’ incredible generosity lifts-on-board collections for Rob Vine Fund past £200,000 mark

Passengers’ incredible generosity lifts-on-board collections for Rob Vine Fund past £200,000 mark

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

This year’s TT collection on board Steam Packet Company vessels in aid of the Rob Vine Fund raised in excess of £13,000, lifting the total raised by passengers over the years past the £200,000 mark. The annual collection started, as many great ideas do, over a pint in the pub, following a conversation many years […]

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Steam Packet Company and Sefton Group team up to thank TT Marshals’ Association

Steam Packet Company and Sefton Group team up to thank TT Marshals’ Association

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

One member of the TT marshals’ ‘orange army’ will be rewarded with a well-deserved two-night break, courtesy of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and the Sefton Group. The companies have joined forces to offer a two-night break for two people, including ferry travel and accommodation, to the lucky winner of a prize draw […]

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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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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 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 donates artefacts to Manx National Heritage

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Steam Packet Company has donated three artefacts to Manx National Heritage, which it’s hoped will eventually join the Company’s gallery at the House of Manannan. The items were delivered to the MNH’s store at Balthane, where they will undergo restoration. The three artefacts are: A carving of the Three Legs from the paddle wheel […]

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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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