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  1. nobody seems to be worried about the insurance aspect
  2. delayed sailing today warning to be "very lively"
  3. anyone know why Manannan berthed 'bow-in' last night, I can only assume it had something to do with low tide on arrival time, it got turned for the morning departure but must have been a pita for any vehicles on board not being able to get off !
  4. the only thing I saw was an advert for something in Ramsey 'this weekend' at 5pm, but totally failed to say what day the 'weekend' happened still don't know what it was all about
  5. why is it that when 61% of survey want faster journey to Liverpool does Government say comfort (?) overrides speed ? and they want longer journeys so passengers get so bored they go spending money in the shops #excuses #fleecethepunters
  6. I trust everyone has seen the weather forecasts for the week ahead, I think there may be a few says when the boat will not be going anywhere !
  7. Can anyone explain why, when the Government bought the SPCo. they stated that there would be no meddling in the operation of the company, that it would be owned 'at arm's length', yet there is new 'user agreement' wasting civil service time and now announcements and decisions about new boats and fares coming out of Government, not from the SPCo. WHY is there any need for a 'user agreement' for a company they (or the taxpayers) own ? - is there a 'user agreement' for the Villa Marina ? or any other 'company' owned by the Government. Do they sit in their offices deciding what's on the menu at Government owned cafe's ? I see it as a totally unnecessary distraction and an open opportunity for itinerant politicians to stick their oars in the operation of the SPCo when it was the avowed intention that the company would be allowed to get on and run the company how they know best (with a couple of nominee directors). Have these proposals for new boats come from the board of directors of the SPCo or come from a new quango established to run (meddle in) the shipping company, or has it now been adopted as a branch of IoM Transport with the buses, trains and horse trams ? It just doesn't make any sense at the moment, but since when has much of what comes out of Government made sense, they can't even run a pub without running out of beer :-(
  8. Isle of Man Steam Packet Company 57 mins · **Sailing Update – Issued at 10:30hrs** Due to the forecast adverse weather on Sunday 27th January the following sailings to and from Birkenhead have been cancelled. Douglas – Birkenhead Sunday 27th January at 08:00hrs. Birkenhead – Douglas Sunday 27th January at 14:00hrs. Due to the cancellation of the above sailings, The Ben-my-Chree will now operate additional sailings to and from Heysham tomorrow evening (26th/27th January), these sailings will depart as follows: Douglas – Heysham Saturday 26th January at 20:00hrs. Heysham – Douglas Sunday 27th January at 02:15hrs. If you have an online account with ourselves then you can log on and amend your booking online. Alternatively you can contact our reservations team on 01624 661661 or 08722 992 992 to make alterative arrangements. For further information on any of our other sailings then please visit our website.
  9. changed so that when covered in snow it cannot be distinguished from others whereas the 'halt' sign could by the 'T' shape of it !
  10. perhaps the high satisfaction figure is related to the proportion of 4x4 which will cope with potholes better
  11. is the hump they installed really supposed to be another pothole and they had the plans upside down ?
  12. whatever happened to the 'black spot' signs which were put up in the mid 1960s ? something like this, (would you believe the originals were painted on board, and erected by a man from the highways who accompanied the Road Safety Officer)
  13. will they double the numbers of people with clipboards collecting statistics it'll work ! Maybe more effective would be to make road markings more consistent and repaint the ones you can't see any more
  14. any corner where you don't have to brake or take any other action as well as just steer around
  15. saw the screwfix sign yesterday when I was looking for somewhere else !
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