Passengers who were left stranded when a ferry broke down were taken home via taxi.
The 47-mile road trips between Kilcreggan and Gourock, funded by operator Clydelink, replaced a 13-minute journey across the Clyde.
The Island Princess ferry was hit by ‘technical issues’ at 6pm yesterday (Thursday), when passengers at both piers were waiting for the last sailing of the day, but was back in operation this morning.
Meanwhile, Argyll and Bute Council say no decision has been reached on staffing at the pier.
A spokesperson this week said: “The council will undertake a further risk assessment and review of operations and monitor to see if passenger safety is safeguarded.
“If the council are satisfied that this is the case then a decision will be made in respect of the staff at the pier.
Barriers were controversially fitted on the pier earlier this month, rapidly being modified; since Clydelink do not require the pier to be manned there have been fears for months that council staff there would lose their jobs.