Ferry News from lockdown

Hebrides leaving Lochmaddy: she had a propeller problem there on 11 April

The April-May edition of Scottish Ferry News, compiled by John Newth, is available here.

It covers all known movements by members of the CalMac fleet during the lockdown period, starting on 27 March and continuing up to 31 May (previous editions can be found here).

This latest edition documents Hebrides’ re-berthing from Birkenhead to Liverpool after annual survey, and the hiccup shortly after her return to service, when divers had to be called in to clear a fouled propeller, causing a five-hour delay to a Sunday morning departure from Lochmaddy.

It also provides dates for Hebridean Isles’s layup at Campbeltown, Loch Alainn’s visits to Fionnphort, Port Askaig, Troon and Lochranza, Loch Bhrusda’s visit to Inverie and Loch Fyne’s trip to Cumbrae Slip. Plus plenty more.

CRSC’s Scottish Ferry News is an invaluable resource for enthusiasts wishing to track where vessels have been, what overhauls have taken place and which routes have been affected most by disruptions/service alterations during lockdown.

Archived Newsletters issued in previous winter sessions may be found here.

CRSC is proud of the service it provides for all ship enthusiasts, but hopes anyone who is not yet a Club member will take advantage of our £10 introductory membership offer here.

Click here for CalMac emergency timetables until 14 June 2020. During lockdown anyone who is not a resident islander or not involved in an essential service is being discouraged from attempting a journey.

Hallaig at Sconser: she is one of the CalMac vessels which have remained thirled to their regular route during lockdown

Published on 1 June 2020