The ferry link between Kilcreggan and Gourock has been suspended because of ‘technical issues’.
The website run by operators Clydelink announced at 11am today (April 13): “Due to a technical issue services are currently suspended. Next Kilcreggan dept 1526, next Gourock dept 1542.”
This is the second time since the company’s Island Princess took over the contract on April 1 that sailings have been suspended.
Update: At 11.18 Clydelink said: “The following departures will be replaced with coach transfer: Kilcreggan 1158 and 1330. Gourock 1313 and 1418. Apologies for inconvenience.”
Update at 11.58: In an email to Councillor George Freeman, who said he understood that the boat had been taken out of service by the MCA, SPT’s assistant chief executive Eric Stewart said:
“We are awaiting feedback from the operator on the circumstances of the disruption and most importantly when the service is intended to resume. The conditions of contract that this service is operating under are clear regarding failure to operate the service and the matter will be dealt with in accordance with these conditions.
“It is very disappointing indeed and particularly so for those passengers who have been disadvantaged that this has occurred and the matter is being taken very seriously indeed however I’m sure you will appreciate that establishing the facts before determining the outcome is important to best advise customers.”
Update at 15.48: Ferry still not running, no information as yet on website