Jump to content

Steam Packet Warns Of Disruption To Sailings


Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, Annoymouse said:

It’s probably just a coincidence, maybe he simply can’t be bothered with the hassle? 

"Coincidence" and "hassle" coupled with "lessons learned"

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 2.2k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I actually think that is OK. The bitching and niggling that goes on, on this subject is unreal. How can so many posters, who I'm sure know fuck all about business, never mind shipping, are suddenly

Not sure of the appropriateness of the forum’s legal expert posting screenshots from my FB page. Read the t&c’s recently JW? But yes, it was me. Most impressed with the professionalism of the

Why cant people manage to look after themselves in situations like this? The IOMSPCo did not plan the engine problems it just happened, things like this do when travelling. As for not having any money

Posted Images

Tonight’s sailing to Heysham delayed due to low tidal conditions and Douglas Harbour silted up. Tomorrow’s sailing to Heysham and return cancelled. Do IOMG not do any dredging in the harbour?

  • Thanks 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Len Trench said:

Thanks 2112. Big of the gov to admit it’s silted up another harbour lol.

BD4FCE1B-A2EB-4933-91A7-362968BF8A9F.jpeg

I have the distinct feeling that ‘sarcasm’ like this which is true, but otherwise would be masked up by alternative bullshit, will be common in the run up to Mark Woodward retirement. Reschedule? It is good though a journey from Heysham is being made so at least some food hits the islands shelves. 
 

The silting up of the harbour is another example of the Department of Incompetences endless list of systemic failures. Led by an incompetent political member, an incompetent Chief Executive and a Part Time Director of Ports. If we can’t maintain a simple harbour facility to keep the ‘islands lifeline’ operational, then what’s to say EXAMPLE- silting of the harbour next TT thus preventing either sailings or departure of the Ben or the Arrow? Surely in this type of scenario? Heads would roll? Or Lessons will be learned?

Edited by 2112
  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

It's hard to believe that they've only just twigged this silt situation now on the onset of the low tides (which are created by the moon's cycle, which is calculated for months in advance). The harbour itself must be surveyed regularly as part of the shipping lifeline?

Maybe they had all their silt attention focused on Peel Marina.

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, doc.fixit said:

No river flow because of stupid flap gate and selling the dredger. You couldn't make it up.

It becomes a matter of national importance if the Ben or Arrow can’t sail as a result of a silted harbour. Politicos need to ask questions immediately, or heads should roll.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
58 minutes ago, 2112 said:

It becomes a matter of national importance if the Ben or Arrow can’t sail as a result of a silted harbour. Politicos need to ask questions immediately, or heads should roll.

I'm more worried about the silted minds running this show.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, 2112 said:

It becomes a matter of national importance if the Ben or Arrow can’t sail as a result of a silted harbour. Politicos need to ask questions immediately, or heads should roll.

Yes of course. That will happen

  • Like 1
  • Haha 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

It should never have happened in the first place, the govt. were told and told what would happen with a flap gate.

They also seem to have forgotten the two incidents of debris causing damage to the flap gate and the boats, if I re-call correctly the harbour master's boat was one of the sunken vessels but hey, it's only money and the keel boats are happy.

No one ever mentions the on- going maintenance costs of the gate and the silt trap and regular replacement of the operating mechanism.

Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, doc.fixit said:

It should never have happened in the first place, the govt. were told and told what would happen with a flap gate.

They also seem to have forgotten the two incidents of debris causing damage to the flap gate and the boats, if I re-call correctly the harbour master's boat was one of the sunken vessels but hey, it's only money and the keel boats are happy.

No one ever mentions the on- going maintenance costs of the gate and the silt trap and regular replacement of the operating mechanism.

No need to panic doc - lessons will be learned. 🤔

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

Does anyone know if this has happened before, i.e silting up of Douglas harbour?? If so, when?

I seem to remember years ago seeing the dredger in there . But hey we didnt need it anymore did we so got rid .

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Numbnuts said:

I seem to remember years ago seeing the dredger in there . But hey we didnt need it anymore did we so got rid .

So I am led to believe our stupid Government sold it ‘cheap as chips’, others had use of it and again made money. HRH The Chief Minister and Tim Baker Minister for Incompetence - the 21 century version of Laurel and Hardy. I’m sure Beamans the IOMG beloved management gurus will love this episode. Perhaps it’s review will lead to Timba spending lots of time in his constituency on a reduced salary. 

Edited by 2112
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...