Rival Isle of Man ferry service dead in the water

Captain Kurt Buchholz

Captain Kurt Buchholz

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Plans for a rival ferry service have been abandoned.

Founder of the Ellan Vannin Line Kurt Buchholz announced yesterday (Thursday) that he could no longer meet a planned March start for a proposed cargo operation and could now not give a definitive launch date for either a freight service or a TT passenger service.

But today EVL posted a notice on its website, featuring a red ‘stop’ button, which read: ‘Today we have received the rejection to our application for the use of the links span bridges in Douglas by the director of harbour and airports.’

More on the story in Monday’s Isle of Man Examiner.

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