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State-controlled ferry operator CalMac has apologised after been forced to bring in a relief vessel as another of its fleet broke down causing three days of cancellations to lifeline services to an inner Hebrides island over the weekend.
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CalMac have insisted have insisted that they are able to take foot passengers in July on the Stornoway to Ullapool route, but that spaces are severely restricted.
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Caledonian MacBrayne Union RMT has raised safety concerns over the Pentalina catamaran which the Scottish Government is considering for charter on CalMac routes.
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The working life of Scotland's ageing ferry fleet has been raised by 15 years and helped to cut spending, the Herald on Sunday can reveal.

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All three local Caledonian MacBrayne crossings were suspended yesterday - due to fog.

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The return to service of the large Caledonian MacBrayne ferry currently in Greenock for repairs has been delayed yet again.

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Caledonian MacBrayne could be set to move into Faulds Park in Gourock alongside Amazon and James Walker Devol.

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Jobs are being lost due to the chaos on Scotlands west coast ferries, the head of Caledonian MacBraynes own community watchdog has warned.
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All sailings in and out of Stornoway and Castlebay are closed to car bookings until at least early June, according to the CalMac web-site.
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Western Isles Council has written to the First Minister over the ferry 'chaos' on the west coast, warning the disruption was tipping some businesses into closure.
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More than half of Scotland's lifeline ferry network is operating outwith its working life expectancy leading to new calls for a shake-up of the crisis-hit services.

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A broken down ferry which has been out of service for a month will not now return to Ullapool before May 21, but an end to the disruption is in sight.
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Scotland's lifeline ferry operator has been hit by a new fault - this time with its tickets and reservations phone lines which have been out of order.
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Scotland's crisis hit lifeline ferry network has come under fresh fire after a new series of breakdowns and setbacks with five of its fleet leading to service cancellations and restrictions as new pressure is put on ministers to take urgent action.

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A relief ferry drafted in to help out on the Ullapool-Stornoway route after the MV Loch Seaforth suffered engine failure has itself suffered a fault.
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The biggest ferry in the Caledonian MacBrayne fleet will remain in Greenock for repairs until well into next month.

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Calls for island representation on quango boards have been reinforced by the current ferry crisis - but resistance to appointing islanders has never been more evident.
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The MV Isle of Arran will be temporarily taking over the overnight freight run on the Stornoway-Ullapool route from Wednesday 21 April.
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Hauliers in the Western Isles have piled pressure on the Scottish Government by taking their own initiative to find a charter vessel which would relieve the current crisis in west coast ferry services.
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The ferry operator had hoped the MV Loch Seaforth might be back on its Ullapool-Stornoway route this month.
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Caledonian MacBrayne's MV Loch Seaforth will not return to the Ullapool-Stornoway route until May 4 at the earliest, after its repairs took longer than expected.
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Tha e air thighinn am brr gu bheil trioblaidean Chaledonian Mhic a' Bhriuthainn a-nis a' toirt buaidh air an t-seirbheis eadar an t-ban agus Creag an Ibhair.
{It has emerged that Caledonian MacBrayne's problems are now affecting the service between Oban and Craignure.}
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CalMacs Ardrossan-Brodick route will only operate a single vessel service at the start of the summer season while the route to Campbeltown has been temporarily cancelled.

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A night freight ferry service will return to the Stornoway-Ullapool route this weekend after its suspension led to severe criticism of operators CalMac.
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The MV Loch Seaforth has been taken off the Ullapool-Stornoway route until at least the end of April.
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Ferguson'S should be awarded 'every single' new Caledonian MacBrayne ferry contract by the Scottish Government in the post-Brexit era, an election candidate has declared.

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Ferry sailings have been cancelled in and out of Ullapool once again amid continued rough seas in The Minch.
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Strong winds and high swells have sparked the cancellation of ferry services in and out of Ullapool for the rest of Monday and well into Tuesday.
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You can keep an eye on the comings and goings of the Cumbrae ferry thanks to the new web cam device which has been placed at Largs Pier.
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A recruitment crisis at Ferguson's shipyard has resulted in its boss admitting he now doesn't know when the two heavily delayed Caledonian MacBrayne ferries will be finished.

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Bosses at CalMac say the reduced timetable on the Gourock-Dunoon route will continue until mid-May.

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Barra's largest private employer says it is on the verge of closure threatening nearly 100 jobs - after claiming it is being sunk by 'weather shy' state-owned ferry company Caledonian MacBrayne.
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Projects tackling social issues arising from COVID-19 in west coast communities have been awarded funding from the CalMac Community Fund.
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The nationalised shipyard building two overdue CalMac ferries finds it hard to recruit extra skilled workers.
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The reinstatement of concessionary fares on the Sound of Harris and Sound of Barra ferry routes, is set to be considered by councillors in the Western Isles when Comhairle nan Eilean Siars Transport and Infrastructure Committee meets next.
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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is deeply disappointed at the news that Calmac Ferries Limited have discontinued four call centre roles that were established in Stornoway leaving the affected staff out of work in these most difficult times.
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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are seeking an intervention from the Minister for Energy, Islands and Connectivity, Paul Wheelhouse MSP to stop a proposed double year increase in commercial vehicle fares proposed by Calmac.
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The Ferguson shipyard had to suspend operations twice to ensure safe working during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Newark Shipyard: 'Glen Sannox', Calmac's new ferry for the Ardrossan to Brodick route was launched from Ferguson's shipyard at Port Glasgow on a dreich 21st November 2017.
Malcolm Chattwood 21/11/2017

Islanders on Mull have raised thousands of pounds as part of a campaign to get a £10million vessel to ease congestion on the busy route.
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Islanders have blasted the 'absolutely unacceptable' cost of lorries delivering vital supplies having to pay nearly five times more than a holidaymaker in a similar sized vehicle to take a ferry.

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A major recruitment drive at Ferguson's to help complete two heavily delayed Caledonian MacBrayne ferries has been welcomed by the contract's Port Glasgow-based provider.

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has confirmed that there will be no reductions in CalMac's timetables for ferries services to the Western Isles.
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Long-serving night captain for CalMac Ferries, Ronnie Nicolson, has reached his silver anniversary status with the ferry operator.
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A total of 120 new jobs are being created at Ferguson's shipyard as a major push is launched to complete two heavily delayed ferries.

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Western Isles Council today formally rejectedthe proposals from Transport Scotland and their contractor CalMac to further reduce the limited winter timetable currently in place and delay a summer timetable indefinitely.

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