Date lodged: 13 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government which vessels in the CalMac fleet will be due for replacement during the period of the next contract for Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 21 September 2016
The Vessel Replacement and Deployment Plan (VRDP) – Annual Report 2014, published in October 2015, summarises the outputs of work by Transport Scotland, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) and CalMac to develop a programme of vessel retentions, cascades, acquisitions and disposals in order to deliver the Ministerial commitments set out in the 2012 Ferries Plan.
The Plan is available on the Transport Scotland website
The initial output of the VRDP was the procurement of two new major vessels by CMAL from Clyde shipbuilder Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd.