The excursion ship Balmoral has limped back home to Penarth tonight with technical trouble after cancelling her programme of sailings from Milford Haven.
Balmoral had been due to sail from Milford Haven today June 21st and tomorrow June 22nd but announced this morning that the sailings from Milford Haven were having to be cancelled ” due to on-going mechanical issue”
Passengers were notified by email and on Twitter of the cancellations . The White Funnel Line, which operates the ship, proferred “Our fullest apologies for the inconvenience & late notice of these cancellations”.
Balmoral left Milford Haven at just after 11:00 this morning and sailed straight to Penarth progressively slowing down as she reached Cardiff Roads off Penarth in the last of the daylight of the “Longest Day” at 21:30 .
She was to have cruised to Lundy Island tomorrow from Milford
One of her two Grenna diesel engines is said to be out of action and after mooring off Penarth overnight she is due to enter Avonmouth Docks for repairs tomorrow.