Isle of Man News last updated 02 March 2017 07:12:22

Preparations underway for return of Manannan sailings

POSTED Fri last week

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company fast craft Manannan will return to service on 31st March and preparations for her 2017 season are well under way. After spending the winter in Manx waters, where a variety of annual maintenance procedures were undertaken, the vessel is scheduled to sail to Merseyside on 1st March for dry docking and other specialist work before resuming daily services between Douglas and Liverpool. Prior to returning to service Manannan will conduct berthing trials in the Northern Irish harbour of Larne. Similar to the trials conducted at Holyhead in 2016, this is part of the Steam Packet Company’s ongoing assessment of the suitability of alternative facilities to allow for flexible and robust contingency planning. The...

Southern 100 Competitor Honoured by Castletown Commissioners

POSTED Fri last week

One of Manx Radio’s TT Commentator’s was rendered speechless during the 2017 Southern 100 Media Launch, held at the Morton Hall, Castletown. Chris Palmer, a resident of Castletown was honoured by Castletown Commissioners for his road racing achievements and presented with an artwork of himself in action by Chairman of the Commissioners, Richard McAleer, who is also a Committee Member and Director of Southern 100 Racing. Chris Palmer’s racing achievements include a total of 35 race victories around the Billown Course; made up of 13 - Pre-TT Classic wins; 10 - Post TT wins and 12 Southern 100 victories. Photo - Richard McAleer presenting Chris Palmer With a framed artwork of himself.  Photo courtesy of Mark Falconer.

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