Stena Line Belfast and Cairnryan crossings canceled after crew member tested positive for Covid


Stena Line has canceled four crossings between Scotland and Northern Ireland after one of its crew tested positive for Covid-19.

The positive test result impacted his route from Belfast to and from Cairnryan.

In a statement, the company said its 7:30 p.m. departure from Cairnryan and 11:30 p.m. Belfast was canceled on Wednesday.

The same incident also led the company to cancel its 03:45 BST departure from Cairnryan and its 07:30 BST departure from Belfast on Thursday.

Stena Line apologized to the passengers for the inconvenience, but said it acted in accordance with its “full safety protocol procedures”.

The company confirmed that the crew member tested positive on a lateral flow test (LFT).

The employee and four other crew members, who have been identified as close contacts, are all now self-isolating, while the rest of the crew undergo Covid-19 testing as an additional precaution .

The company added: “Stena Line is currently working with local and port health authorities in Scotland with the aim of restoring service as quickly as possible, respecting all applicable public health safety protocols.”


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