Friday, 4 April 2014

Ferry hits pier at Ardrossan

Ferry services between Ardrossan and Arran were disrupted last Friday (March 28) after the Caledonian Isles (pictured above) sustained damage in what Caledonian MacBrayne described as “a connection with a pier at Ardrossan”. The incident occurred the previous evening.

The ferry operator indicated damage was “minimal” but that the vessel had been withdrawn from service for 24-hours to allow a full inspection.

A replacement ferry – the Isle of Arran – was deployed from Islay to cover the Ardrossan-Brodick service, but was not able to begin sailings until Friday afternoon. With services cancelled on Friday morning and the Isle of Arran being a smaller vessel, a significant backlog of traffic had built up, causing disruption at both ports.

A spokesperson for Caledonian MacBrayne said, “We apologise for the inconvenience...and thank our customers for their patience and understanding.”

The Caledonian Isles previously sustained damage after hitting the pier at Ardrossan in February 2012.

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