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Kennacraig - Port Askaig, Kennacraig - Port Ellen

One or more sailings are disrupted

Service updates

Wednesday 7th February -  Friday 9th March

Due to restrictions with MV Isle of Arran and it only operating to & from Port Ellen, an amended Islay timetable will operate from 7th February until 9th March 2018 Incl.

The changes to the normal 2 vessel timetable are as follows:

Monday - Thursdays The 18:00 sailing from Port Ellen will operate from Port Askaig at the later time of 20:15
(Mondays Only - The 1800 sailing from Kennacraig will sail to Port Askaig, not Port Ellen as per timetable.)
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday(s) 07:00 sailings from Islay will operate from Port Ellen NOT Port Askaig
Saturday 24th February Only - 13:00 sailing from Kennacraig & 15:30 sailing from Islay will be operating to/from Port Askaig. 

Islay disruption
There is currently a technical issue with MV Isle of Arran that restricts her manoeuvrability.

This mean that in certain sea conditions she may be unable to berth at the publicised port on Islay. The preferred option is to berth at Port Ellen, but dependent on sea swell, wind direction and tidal conditions it may be necessary to use Port Askaig.

This decision will be made by the ship’s master after assessing relevant factors and based solely on safety considerations.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause passengers.

Reason: technical

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2018 17:33

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