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27/11/2019

Linkspan maintenance work at Oban Harbour to start in January

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) will be replacing the lifting cylinders on linkspan number two at Oban Harbour as part of a planned maintenance programme.

The linkspan will be out of service for 10 days while work takes place, with a start date of 23 January 2020. During this time vessels will use the linkspan at berth number one, which was replaced earlier this year. Minimal disruption to services is expected, however passengers should refer to our  website for further information. 

Ramsay Muirhead, Director of Port Infrastructure and Planning at CMAL said: "This project is part of our ongoing programme of harbour upgrades and modifications across our network to provide safe and efficient lifeline ferry services to communities around Scotland.

'We have worked closely with the contractor and CalMac to ensure there is as little disruption to services as possible while we replace the lifting cylinder at linkspan number two.'

Oban linkspan

CalMac's Director Operations, Robert Morrison said: 'We are pleased to say that we have been able to amend the timetable so that there is no reduction in overall sailings while this work is carried out. However, operating from one linkspan means that our turnaround for sailings is much tighter, so I would urge all passengers to pay particular attention to the vehicle and passenger check-in times for their sailing and to arrive in plenty of time. Once service changes are finalised these will be published on our website.'

Routes to be updated are;

  • Oban - Craignure

  • Oban - Coll/Tiree 

  • Oban - Castlebay

  • Oban - Colonsay

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