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4 minutes ago, The Old Git said:

Over 8 in the premium lounge 

Over 16 in the exec lounge

Which is the exec lounge, I thought there was only two upstairs?

 Edit to be aghast that there are four classes of traveller on a SPCo boat !!!

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It’s an annual members only lounge. On the Manannan it’s upstairs in front of premium and reserved

ETA on the Ben it’s at the front of the cabins deck  

 

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4 minutes ago, The Old Git said:

It’s a members only lounge. On the Manannan it’s upstairs in front of premium and reserved

ETA on the Ben it’s at the front of the cabins deck  

 

Thanks for that.:)

 Edit to add that several times I have heard over the PA that seats are still available but not for under 16's. 

 Edit again to say I recall that it was for the Niarbyl Lounge

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 Just to continue the debate:

Sailing times. Yesterday two of the departures were 11 and 14 minutes early.

There are four types of seating, unreserved, reserved (Niarbyl), premium and the executive club lounge ( the people in cars with hazard warnings on who get loaded/unloaded first  who pay a substantial annual fee for the privilege ).

There are four types of cabins. Standard, pet friendly ( same but everything is in vinyl and leatherette so it can be hosed down ), accessible (which share a bathroom - room for embarrassment) and premium ( £10 extra, forward facing, and with a DVD player and selection of DVDs.

i don’t think Niarbyl has an age limit, it’s sold “ to allow families to sit together”. Premium is age limit 8. Executive membership ( or guests ) is 18.

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8 minutes ago, asitis said:

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=44296&headline=Govt shareholder agreement for Steam Packet can be changed&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018

I am getting an uneasy feeling that Government may be getting out of their depth wrapped up on both sides of this arrangement.

Alf Cannan "There would be an annual meeting with directors, which ’does not seem unreasonable to me’."

Well that seems totally unreasonable to me.

IMHO it should be MONTHLY and top of the agenda should be Service Levels. Second should be Cust Sat. Third should be Operational Costs Breakdown with projections etc etc etc

Tynwald needs to get hold of the idea that THEY DO NOT OWN IOMSPCo!

We do.....

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Annual meeting with directors?  No!

Directors run she show and are responsible for it.

Annual meeting with shareholders,  yes, they own it .....

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The shareholders are now the people represented by the government.............”we” (the shareholders) via the government  are having an annual meeting with the Directors, which is what is being done and correctly so.

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12 minutes ago, interestedman said:

The shareholders are now the people represented by the government.............”we” (the shareholders) via the government  are having an annual meeting with the Directors, which is what is being done and correctly so.

Indeed. In an ideal world.

Unfortunately there is one small hitch. This is the IoM. And the Govt do not necessarily represent "we" (the shareholders). As with previous, it has been known to represent itself and its incumbent egos first and foremost.

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Little wonder massive fuck-ups like MEA take place when the taxpayer via the "government" are ultimately paying for it....

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It's a requirement in Manx company law for a 1931 act company (which MIOM is) to have an annual general meeting.

I.e. at least once every 12 months a meeting between shareholders (members/the treasury) and directors.

Members can call a general meeting at any time, if they so wish, and clearly have the power to appoint/remove directors.

This is separate to the new strategic sea services agreement, which would be an agreement between the company and the DOI on the operational service level expected for linkspan exclusivity.

 

 

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