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Keel-laying celebrates new £10 million ship building project at Cammell Laird

A keel- laying ceremony is taking place at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead later to signal the start of the building a new Isle of Wight freight ship.

The project for the Red Funnel ferry operator is worth 10- million pound to the Wirral shipyard.

The roll-on roll-off vessel will also carry 12 passengers

Artists impression of new vessel Credit: Polaris