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20/05/04

The Loch Tarbert was absent from the Lochranza crossing for some unknown reason. Loch Riddon was dispatched to relieve during the morning (was spotted at Largs 0730) and was spotted approaching Claonaig with a very delayed 12.00 ex Lochranza. Only other news is that Isle of Arran has forsaken her Gourock berth for service in the Western Isles once more.


17/05/04
Northlink:
Dry-dock Timetable in Operation on Pentland Firth Route. Hascosay departed Scrabster at 07:10 and is expected to arrive in Stromness at 09:10. Further sailings will be subject to delays.

15/05/04
Northlink:
TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENTS IN PLACE FOR PENTLAND FIRTH ROUTE
The NorthLink ro-ro ferry Hamnavoe, which operates on the Pentland Firth route between Scrabster and Stromness, will sail for dry-dock in Germany after completing her final scheduled sailing from Scrabster on Sunday evening (May 16). During this period, the Pentland Firth route will be served by Hascosay, currently operating on the Aberdeen Kirkwall Lerwick route. Hascosay, which recently underwent a comprehensive overhaul and re-fit, will operate a car, freight and limited passenger service on the existing Hamnavoe schedule. Passenger bookings will be affected. Northlink strongly recommend advance booking. For further information please

14/05/04 Isle of Arran left the James Watt Dock this afternoon and berthed at 1340 at the Top Wires at Gourock. She'll remain there until she's needed for service later in the month.

10/05/04 Raasay is currently at Largs relieving the Loch Riddon that's in JWD getting ramp repairs.
Tying to keep up with these small boats and there wild travelling isn't easy! Just reported is that Raasay was missing from Largs yesterday but Loch Riddon was at the Millport Berth with Calmac men work on her stern ramp (The one she uses when she is at Largs).
 - It now appears Raasay is back at Gourock!...
Waverley: If you have subscribed to Clydeshipping, there are quite a few images posted of her wee, but historical, trip around the inner western isles. Subscription details above.

07/05/04 Lord of the Isles left Colonsay at 07.50 for Oban as per timetable.
Disruption: The Tarbert - Portavadie service has been cancelled until further notice, due to "Technical Problems". Updates as and when.

04/05/04 Lord of the Isles went back to Oban after her brief stint on the Clyde for the Jazz Festival today.

03/05/04 Isle of Arran left Colonsay today after her run from Oban.
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