SPT confirmed at 4.52pm today (Friday) that a Clydelink boat has been approved to take over the Kilcreggan-Gourock ferry service from Sunday April 1.
Pauline Butler of SPT said the Island Princess, which arrived from Lymington last week, has been given passenger and domestic safety management certificates.
“Thank you for your forbearance over the last few weeks,” she added.
“I would encourage you to use this service as this will demonstrate the value apportioned to its continuance.
“Safe journeys and smooth seas to you all.”
The strangely phrased message about value and continuance might perhaps be translated as ‘use it or lose it’.
Councillor George Freeman, who last week said he was certain that Clydelink would not be able to provide a service from April 1, said council health and safety staff would be carrying out their own risk assessment.
“There are a wide range of issues relating to SPT and how this sorry mess has been handled but that can be dealt with over the coming weeks,” he added.
“As far as I am aware, the formal complaints procedures etc will still be pursued with requests to various bodies for formal investigations to be carried out.”