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The MV Loch Seaforth returns to service

Sea trials on the MV Loch Seaforth have been successful and the vessel will return to service this evening (Monday 31 May) as planned.

Following major repairs, the vessel left the James Watt dock in Greenock on Friday and completed 50 hours of sea trials before arriving in Stornoway yesterday. Further tests carried out today were also successful.

The return means that:

  • Castlebay-Oban will recommence on Wednesday 2 June with the MV Isle of Lewis

  • Islay-Kennacraig two-vessel service on Wednesday 2 June - the MV Hebridean Isles will return to this service and will also operate the Colonsay service as timetabled

  •  MV Isle of Arran will return from the Islay service on Wednesday 2 June & Brodick-Ardrossan two vessel service will resume on Thursday 3 June

  • Campbeltown Summer season will start on Thursday 3 June with the MV Isle of Arran

  • Lochboisdale-Mallaig and Mallaig-Armadale will recommence on Wednesday 2 June with the MV Lord of the Isles.

Robert Morrison, Operations Director of CalMac, said: "We recognise that this has been an extremely challenging time for customers and staff and again apologise for the disruptions over the past few weeks. 

"We are looking forward to getting back to operating the normal summer timetable service and to welcoming passengers onto our ferries."

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