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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03212: Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 27 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how long the disruption will be to the Uig-Tarbert-Lochmaddy ferry route following the MV Hebrides running aground on 25 September 2016; how many passengers will be affected, and what support it will offer to them.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 19 October 2016

Affected customers were encouraged throughout this period to contact the operator if they had any concerns.

The contingency arrangements put in place by the operator, CalMac Ferries Ltd, during the period of disruption, including repositioning of vessels, ensured that connectivity with the Western Isles was maintained.

The MV Hebrides resumed service on the Clyde & Hebrides Ferry Services network on Sunday 16 October 2016. This followed full repairs in the Garvel, Clyde, and effective sea trials.