Today's Manannan sailings to and from Liverpool have been moved forward because of forecast strong winds this afternoon.

The Steam Packet's fast craft will now depart Douglas at 1.30pm instead of 3pm, returning from Merseyside at 6.30pm, 45 minutes ahead of schedule.

Passengers are asked to check in no later than 12.45pm and 5.45pm for the two respective sailings.