CalMac engine issue causes disruption for ferry passengers

Sailings between Ardrossan and Brodick have been cancelled or delayed throughout the day.

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Ferry passengers faced disruption on Saturday due to a failure of the governor on the main engine of the MV Caledonian Isles.

Sailings between Ardrossan and Brodick were cancelled or delayed throughout the day.

It followed cancellations on all sailings between Ardrossan and Arran on Friday.

Ferry operator CalMac said that “due to a failure of the governor on the Starboard Main Engine” the following MV Caledonian Isles sailings have been cancelled: 

  • Departing Ardrossan – 07:00, 09:45, 12:30 ,15:20 and 18:00
  • Departing Brodick – 08:20, 11:05, 13:55, 16:40 and 19:20

The smaller vessel, the MV Alfred will operate the following timetable –

  • Depart Ardrossan – 08:00, 11:00, 14:00 *(additional), 17:00 (delayed 16:25)
  • Depart Brodick – 09:30, 12:30, 15:30*(additional), 1830 (delayed 17:55)

The 2pm sailing from Ardrossan and 3.30pm sailing from Brodick are non bookable and for displaced traffic only. 

CalMac said that due to reduced passenger capacity, sailings had reached maximum capacity and that foot passengers could not be guaranteed travel on Saturday.

Priority would instead be given to passengers who were previously booked on cancelled sailings.

Around 4.30pm on Saturday afternoon, CalMac said the issue with the MV Caledonian Isles Governer had been resolved.

As a result, Sunday’s timetabled sailings will take place as normal.

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