CalMac ferries cancelled on Islay route due to engine fault

Due to an engine problem onboard the MV Finlaggan, several sailings on Monday morning have been cancelled.

CalMac ferries cancelled on Islay route due to engine fault on MV Finlaggan iStock

Caledonian MacBrayne has announced several cancellations on their Islay route after an engine problem on one of their vessels.

The service announced that MV Finlaggan has a problem with its main starboard engine, impacting services on Monday.

Sailings leaving from Kennacraig at 7am and 1pm have been cancelled as well the 9.45am service departing from Port Ellen, and the 3.30pm sailing from Port Askaig.

Other sailings operated by MV Isle of Arran are still running normally.

CalMac said that engineers were onboard the vessel working on resolving the issue.

Caledonian MacBrayne said: “Due to a technical issue with MV Finlaggan’s Starboard Main engine which requires further investigation and repair, the following sailings are cancelled – depart Kennacraig – 07:00, 13:00; depart Port Ellen – 09:45; depart Port Askaig- 15:30

“There will be a review at 15:00 for the 18:00 departing Kennacraig.

“Cancelling a sailing is a decision we do not take lightly because we know it will inconvenience our customers and the communities we serve.

“We’ll keep customers informed should there be any further changes in connection to this route.”

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