Tag: MV Isle of Arran

Essential ferry maintenance delayed
Essential ferry maintenance delayed

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.

Ferry to make historic trip round Ailsa Craig

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.

Second ferry back in service

Islanders and visitors have welcomed the return of the MV Isle of Arran earlier this week after the ship developed problems relating to the propeller shaft which took it out of service for nearly three weeks.

Propeller problem puts ferry out of service again

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.

May Day Mayday rescue

Passengers aboard the MV Isle of Arran took a slight detour on the first day of May as the vessel was diverted to assist with a Mayday call from a small creeler which was in distress near Seamill.

Extra summer sailings are not on for Easter

The Arran ferry Committee have lodges a message of disapproval with CalMac about its 2018 Easter schedule with a view of ensuring adequate capacity and Easter coverage for the 2019 season