Chaos as Stena Line confirm COVID 19 ferry cancellations

Chaos as Stena Line confirm COVID 19 ferry cancellations

A number of sailings on the Stena Line route between Belfast and Cairnryan have been cancelled or rescheduled since yesterday evening following a crew member returning a positive COVID-19 lateral flow test.

In a statement to Causeway Coast Community this morning a spokesperson said “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.”

Geoffrey Moffett

Written by Geoffrey Moffett

Content Creator for Causeway Coast Community.
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