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29/07/04 Disruption: Due to technical problems the 0710hrs sailing from Rothesay and the 0800hrs sailing from Wemyss Bay have both been cancelled.
27/07/04 Lord of the Isles made an unscheduled call at Tobermory on Sunday afternoon. She was inbound to Oban when a passenger took unwell and required putting ashore at the earliest opportunity.

A small vessel, with three people on board, was adrift midway between Ardrossan in Ayrshire and Brodick on Arran after the engine broke down.

The captain of the Caledonian Isles ordered his crew to launch the high-speed rescue craft, as the Caledonian Isles circled the Stricken vessel. 

After being launched, the Fast Rescue Craft was able to tow the motorboat to Brodick under escort by the Caledonian Isles.


Isle of Arran had problems with her bow ramp at Kennacraig on at lunchtime - the forward section jammed solid against the linkspan whilst still in vertical position. After a few attempts at lowering it, the vessel moved back three feet and with the car deck alarm going off, cars were eventually able to leave.

Hebridean Isles went for a wander during her layover at Oban - was captured re-entering the Bay from the northern end - am not sure where she had been during the 90 minutes while Lord of the Isles used the linkspan.

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