Tarbert services cancelled 'until further notice' after ferry breakdown

CalMac issued a red alert for services from Tarbert to Portavadie.

CalMac Tarbert to Portavadie services cancelled ‘until further notice’ after ferry breakdown CalMac

CalMac’s Tarbert to Portavadie services have been cancelled until further notice after its ferry brokedown.

The ferry operator confirmed all sailings had been suspended after the MV Isle of Cumbrae suffered “technical issues” on Monday.

On Tuesday, CalMac said it was continuing to investigate vessel redeployment options from elsewhere in the network.

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

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

MV Isle of Cumbrae, Eilean Chumraigh in Gaelic, was built and launched in Troon in 1976.

The vessel initially served the Largs to Cumbrae route before moving around the west coast first to the Lochaline to Fishnish (Mull) and then the Colintraive to Rhubodach route service before settling in and becoming the regular summer ferry on the Tarbert to Portavadie route.

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