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#FerryNews - Manx history was made as the islands parliament, the Tynwald voted to take the Isle of Man Steam Packet into public ownership (last) week.
Following a three-hour debate, reports IOMToday, Tynwald voted by 23 votes to one in the Keys and unanimously in LegCo to acquire the ferry company for £124.3m.
The only member to vote against was LibVan leader Kate Beecroft.
Under the deal, negotiated between Treasury and the Steam Packet’s bank and hedge fund owners, government will acquire a 100% shareholding of parent company MIOM Ltd using £124.3m of cash reserves.
To read more on the vote to takeover the Steam Packet, click here.