CalMac ferry to undergo deep clean after Covid outbreak

The MV Isle of Lewis ferry has been halted after three crew members tested positive for coronavirus.

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The MV Isle of Lewis ferry has been returned from Barra to Oban. (File Pic)

A CalMac ferry is undergoing a deep clean after three crew members tested positive for coronavirus.

The MV Isle of Lewis ferry has been returned from Barra to Oban following the announcement of Covid cases.

Bosses said a relief crew will be brought in to operate the vessel once it returns to service. 

Robert Morrison, operations director for CalMac, said: “Three crew members from the Isle of Lewis have received positive tests for Covid-19.

“In line with strict procedures, the vessel was returned from Barra to Oban without passengers and will undergo a deep clean by a specialist company.

“A relief crew is being brought in to operate the vessel once it returns safely to service. 

“CalMac crew work in strict bubbles in order to protect passengers and colleagues but anyone concerned about potential symptoms should check the NHS Inform website.”