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Disruption on MV Hebrides

CalMac's Managing Director has issued a statement regarding the suspicious package found onboard MV Hebrides on Thursday afternoon.

CalMac Managing Director Robbie Drummond said: "Due to a suspicious package found onboard the MV Hebrides this afternoon, passengers were evacuated and the emergency services were contacted. Police attended the scene and have now determined that the package is not suspicious.

"I wish to put on record my personal thanks to the CalMac staff for their first rate response in dealing with this situation and the emergency services for their prompt response and their invaluable assistance.

"I would also like to thank the passengers for their cooperation during this incident.

"The vessel will continue on its journey to Lochmaddy tonight and will resume normal service on Friday morning."

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