By Q Radio news
There's been passenger chaos after a number of sailings on the Belfast/Cairnryan route were cancelled because of what Stena Line has described as "operational issues".
The company confirmed to Q Radio that the issues are linked to Covid-19.
This morning Stena Line issued the following statement:
“We regret to inform our passengers that in accordance with Stena Line’s comprehensive safety protocol procedures, the 19.30hrs departure from Cairnryan and 23:30 departure from Belfast on 8th September have been cancelled, as have the 03:45hrs departure from Cairnryan and the 07:30hrs departure from Belfast on 9th September, following a crew member returning a positive COVID-19 lateral flow test (LFT).
The crew member and four other onboard close contact crew members are now self-isolating and, as a further precaution, the rest of the crew are undergoing testing.
Stena Line is currently working with the Local and Port Health Authorities in Scotland in a bid to restore the service as quickly as possible, adhering to all prevailing public health safety protocols.
We apologise to our passengers for the inconvenience this causes.”
There's been passenger chaos after a number of sailings on the Belfast/Cairnryan route were cancelled because of what Stena Line has described as "operational issues".https://t.co/Z5DHT0XlGw— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) September 9, 2021