Winter ferry resilience

Passengers using the Gourock-Dunoon ferry route will benefit from the redeployment of the MV Coruisk this winter, the Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf has announced.

This will be the fourth consecutive winter the vessel has been used on the route, bringing additional resilience at a time when the service may face difficult sailing conditions.

Mr Yousaf said:

“Redeploying the MV Coruisk on the Gourock-Dunoon route will give passengers extra confidence in the service during the winter period, which traditionally brings more challenges to ferry travel.

“The vessel has proved popular with regular travellers on the route over the past three winters. When available, she will carry passengers on key peak sailings and be kept on standby during other periods, operating when able if both regular vessels are unable to sail.

“Details and dates of the MV Coruisk’s deployment are being finalised by Argyll Ferries and will be announced in due course, but I’m confident this announcement will be welcome news for passengers who depend on the service during the winter months.”

Published 6 Dec 2016