There will again be no ferries between Gourock and Kilcreggan tomorrow (Thursday), Clydelink have announced.
Meanwhile Argyll and Bute MP Alan Reid has described the situation as ‘ fiasco’, saying he has received no reply to emails he sent to SPT on April 5 and April 13.
“My view is that SPT aren’t up to the job of providing this service,” he said.
“Their expertise is in trains and buses, not ferries. As far as I’m aware, this is the only ferry service they provide. Transport Scotland are far from perfect, but they do have a lot more experience at tendering ferry services than SPT do.
“I think the lesson from this fiasco is that the provision of the service should be taken from SPT and given to Transport Scotland. They have far more expertise in this field than SPT, and the passengers would have elected MSPs who could call them to account if they made a mess of things.”
Clydelink will once again be running replacement buses tomorrow. These will leave Kilcreggan at 0745, 0830, 1115, 1430 and 1615. They will depart from Gourock at 0645, 0930, 1300, 1730 and 1830.
The Island Princess was damaged by a creelline on Monday afternoon.