Have Calmac more vessel problems

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Ian
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Have Calmac more vessel problems

Post by Ian » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:51 pm

Whilst having lunch at Oban today I saw the Isle of Mull arrive back from Craignure. When she berthed at Oban it was bow in using the new berth and not her usual one. All the times that I have travelled on or seen her at Oban it was stern in.

Anyone any idea what is happening?
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Re: Have Calmac more vessel problems

Post by StewartM » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:09 pm

Ian, there are times when for operational reasons she will use the new berth.

The Masters felt that in certain wind conditions they did not like coming into it stern first, so when using the new one she berths bow first. A bit complicated with changes, but that's how they want to do it.
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Re: Have Calmac more vessel problems

Post by Ian » Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:47 pm

Many thanks for your kind reply.

It just looked funny and with the varying troubles of late I was worried that this was yet another problem.
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Re: Have Calmac more vessel problems

Post by duncanwilson » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:56 pm

I was in Oban for a few days recently.Apparently CalMac have not been using the old berth at all apart from berthing overnight. Vessels have been queuing up again. This is possibly due to a problem with the walkway at the old berth.
On Wednesday 7th Lord of the Isles berthed overnight at the old berth. On Thursday morning Clansman had to wait for Isle of Mull to clear the new berth before departing with the 08.15 to Coll, Tiree and Barra.
After she left LOTI then moved round to the new berth to take the 09.00 service to Colonsay.

Cheers, Duncan.

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