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30/04/08 Loch Tarbert's work which required dry docking finished today and she moved round into JWD for finishing off.

Picture: Buff Funnels Forever (SoC Forum/Clydesights)
Loch Tarbert in JWD

28/04/08 Loch Riddon left Largs at 0600 this morning heading for Lochranza. She is spending  few days covering for Loch Tarbert on the Claonaig - Lochranza run while the latter receives some attention in Garvel dry dock. It is thought that she will be back in Largs for the weekend. In the meantime, Loch Shira will be sailing solo on the Cumbrae crossing.

Picture: Buff Funnels Forever (SoC Forum/Clydesights)
Loch Riddon at Claonaig

13/04/08 Loch Bhrusda returned to Rosneath this afternoon after calling in at Largs to drop crew cars off

12/04/08 Loch Bhrusda gave the residents of Craignure an early wake-up call this morning when she set sail at 0530 for Campbeltown.

11/04/08 Loch Bhrusda has started her journey back to the Clyde. She is spending tonight at Craignure pier in the company of Isle of Mull

10/04/08 Loch Portain left Lochaline at 0700 this morning and completed her return journey to Berneray to relieve the Loch Bhrusda.
Raasay also arrived back in Oban to resume her role as spare small vessel

09/04/08 Loch Portain left Largs this morning and made her way out to Lochaline's steamer pier for an overnight berth.
Canna returned south from Corpach to Rathlin today following repairs on the slip

08/04/08 Loch Portain left Greenock at around 1330 bound for Largs, where she arrived at 1525 and berthed at the outer face of the pier. It appears she required further work following her overhaul as she was still there at 1900 this evening.

Picture: SoC Crew
Loch Portain and Loch Riddon at Largs

07/04/08 Loch Portain was out on trials today before returning to JWD. She is expected to leave the Clyde tomorrow on her return journey to Harris.

Lord of the Isles was noted running 40 minutes late as she passed through the Sound of Mull this morning on her way out to Coll and Tiree. The delay was due to a strong northerly wind and the fact that she was also going against the tide.
Eigg carried out a fuel run today from Oban to Craignure. She left Mull at approx 1155

Picture: SoC Crew
Lord of the Isles off Rubh na Gall

Picture: SoC Crew
Eigg approaching Craignure

03/04/08 Canna is now heading for Oban to be repaired. Raasay is taking over the role of Rathlin ferry in the absence of the regular vessel.
Loch Portain is now in JWD having her annual overhaul finished. It is thought she will be out on trials during Monday and then she will be heading north to resume her regular duties in the Sound of Harris, allowing Loch Bhrusda to return to Rosneath as spare vessel.
Loch Riddon is noted back in Largs today after her recent visit to Rothesay. She was there to shelter from the predicted bad weather on the night Loch Shira went up to Gourock. She can be seen in the photo to the right, behind the pier while Loch Shira is at the slipway.


Picture: Andycam (SoC Forum / Clyde Naval Gazing)
Loch Shira and Loch Riddon at Largs

02/04/08 It would appear that Canna has succumbed to a technical fault. The service to and from Rathlin was cancelled today. Raasay set sail from Oban this morning and is due to arrive at Rathlin at around 2230 this evening. She will relieve Canna tomorrow morning to allow the stricken vessel to be repaired.

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