Tag: Steam Packet Company

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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Steam Packet Company announces winner of 2014 brochure photo competition

Steam Packet Company announces winner of 2014 brochure photo competition

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A stunning photograph of Peel Castle, with people enjoying the sandy beach, has been selected as the winner of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s photo competition. The competition was launched on Facebook in October to find the perfect image to feature on the front of the Steam Packet Company’s 2014 Brochure. 45,000 copies […]

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Fast craft season ends

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Steam Packet Company’s 2013 fast craft season drew to a close on Sunday (November 3rd), with Manannan’s final Liverpool service. The winter schedule will see Ben-my-Chree operate two Heysham services per day from Monday to Friday, with Saturdays and Sundays seeing her carry out one Heysham and one Birkenhead sailing on each day, as […]

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Steam Packet Company teams up with PDMS to deliver an improved online reservation system

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s online booking system will be offline for a few days next week as the Company takes the first step in future-proofing its website and reservations system and improving the customer experience. The changes begin with the website being transferred to Isle of Man-based PDMS, having previously been operated […]

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Generous ferry passengers boost MGP Helicopter Fund

Generous ferry passengers boost MGP Helicopter Fund

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Steam Packet Company passengers have raised another fantastic £6,150.89 for the Manx Grand Prix Helicopter Fund. The annual collection is coordinated by crew members from Ben-my-Chree and Manannan on all sailings during what is now known as the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling, and the team would like to thank ferry passengers for their […]

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Sisters make emotional visit to Mona’s Queen Memorial in Port St Mary

Sisters make emotional visit to Mona’s Queen Memorial in Port St Mary

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Two sisters whose family was evacuated from Europe by Mona’s Queen during World War Two made an emotional visit to the Island to see the resting place of the ship’s anchor. Three weeks before the ship was lost at Dunkirk, the family of sisters Anita Turpin and Cecilia Duggan were among many rescued from Belgium […]

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