Date lodged: 29 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether the MV Coruisk will be deployed on the Gourock to Dunoon route over the winter period, as in 2014.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 24 October 2016
I have discussed the potential deployment of the MV Coruisk on the
Gourock-Dunoon route over the 2016-17 winter period with local stakeholders. As yet no decisions have been made.
The operational availability of the MV Coruisk is a matter for CalMac Ferries Limited as the ferry operator of the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Service.
The MV Coruisk has been used as an additional vessel, in passenger only mode in the morning and afternoon periods and also for standby relief cover during winter 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.