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IoM ferries cancelled due to Irish Sea gale warnings

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Image caption A Met Office spokesman said winds could reach speeds of 60 mph (97 km/h) on Tuesday

Gale force winds in the Irish Sea have forced the cancellation of all morning ferry sailings between the Isle of Man and UK on Tuesday.

The 07:30 BST journey from Douglas to Liverpool and the 11:15 return have been cancelled along with the 08:45 to Heysham and its 14:15 return crossing.

The Steam Packet Company said its evening and overnight crossings are also "subject to disruption."

All passengers are advised to contact the ferry operators.

A Met Office spokesman said winds could reach severe gale force nine, around 60 mph (97 km/h), this afternoon.

He added that there will be a gradual improvement overnight and into Wednesday.

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