Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Ben-my-Chree: Ferry resumes Irish Sea crossings

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Image caption The Ben-my-Chree returned to Douglas without passenger and on one engine

Sailings between the Isle of Man and Lancashire have resumed after repairs were carried out to a ferry which suffered a mechanical failure.

Several crossings were cancelled on Sunday and Monday after the Ben-my-Chree experienced engine problems.

The Steam Packet Company said it successfully completed its first return crossing to Heysham and four more sailings are scheduled for Tuesday.

The Ben-my-Chree has been part of the company's fleet for 18 years.

A spokesman said the problem had been caused by a "failed cylinder head-securing stud on one of the two main engines".

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