Ferry News Update

Isle of Mull and Isle of Arran, pictured by Steve Hurst at Craignure in the late afternoon of 22 November 2020, were among the 10 CalMac vessels to serve Mull in the final seven weeks of the year

The latest 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 period from 11 November to 31 December 2020.

John Newth provides CRSC with regular ‘Ferry News’ updates

The new edition reveals that, between mid November and the end of the year, no fewer than 10 vessels were employed on four routes to Mull (from Oban, Lochaline, Kilchoan and Iona).

These vessels were Clansman, Hebridean Isles, Isle of Arran, Isle of Mull, Loch Bhrusda, Loch Buie, Loch Linnhe, Loch Tarbert, Lochinvar and Lord of the Isles.

Scottish Ferry News also documents Catriona’s annual survey at Greenock, Isle of Cumbrae’s extended layup at Sandbank, Isle of Mull’s overhaul at Birkenhead, emergency trips by Hebridean Isles and Isle of Arran to Campbeltown for repairs, Hebrides’ amended roster on 30 December to allow divers to clear a propeller, Loch Alainn’s visits to Ardveenish, Ardmaleish and Rum, and Coruisk’s extended layup at Troon due to the lack of a working link span at Gourock.

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 by weather disruptions and service alterations.

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

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After annual overhaul by Dales Marine, Coruisk lay in James Watt Dock in mid November, having ceded her place in dry dock to Hebridean Princess

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Published on 6 January 2021