Gourock-Dunoon Ferry Service – Vessel Procurement

It is widely accepted that lasting improvements to the reliability of the Gourock-Dunoon town centre ferry service can only be achieved by deploying more suitable vessels on to the route. A search of the second-hand and charter markets has not resulted in the identification of any ships that would be expected to bring significant improvements. It is therefore likely that new, purpose-built tonnage will be required under a new public service contract.

This paper considers the options open to Ministers under the relevant EU legislation and guidelines.

Published Date 14 Jul 2014 Type Mode of transport