This afternoon's Manannan sailings to and from Liverpool have been cancelled because of forecast strong winds.

The Steam Packet had said on Monday that all of the day's services had been at risk of disruption and a decision will be made on the Manxman's sailing to Heysham and its return journey from the Lancashire Port by no later than 6pm.

The Ben-my-Chree departed Douglas slightly later than planned this morning at 9.16am and will return from Heysham as scheduled at 2.15pm.