Essential maintenance which was scheduled to take place on MV Caledonian Isles has had to be delayed after the backup vessel, MV Isle of Arran, was redeployed on the Oban/Castlebay route due to cracks being discovered on its regular ferry.
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Once a popular route by steamers and turbine steamers – when sea cruises were a traditional and regular summer activity – the excursion will be a first and one-off trip for the ferry company and will not interfere with its current service on the Ardrossan to Brodick route.
Engineers have been trying to resolve the problem since the issue first arose last Friday August 17, however following sea trials on Monday August 20, their efforts have proven ineffectual and the 35 year old ship will need to inspected and repaired in dry dock.
Norman Brown recounts his memories of the Isle of Arran’s construction and the bringing into service some 33 years ago