Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Extra ferry services follow propeller rope entanglement

Ben-my-Chree
Image caption The Ben-my-Chree's service to Heysham was cancelled on Sunday

An extra ferry crossing will run later after ropes from a fishing boat became caught in the propellers of an Isle of Man Steam Packet Company ferry.

Two return sailings of the Ben-my-Chree to Heysham were cancelled on Sunday after the discovery was made during a routine inspection.

A spokesman for the Manx ferry operator said an extra sailing to Heysham using the Manannan would run on Monday.

The Ben-my-Chree returned to service after divers untangled the ropes.

The spokesman said the extra Manannan crossing would sail to Heysham at 22:30 BST, with the return crossing at 01:30.

A revised schedule can be found online.

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