Advertisement

PASSENGER FERRY: Ferry route reinstated

Due to a landslip which closed the A890 Stromeferry bypass road between Lochcarron and Plockton/Kyle near Strathcarron in January, the Highland Council revived the Strome Ferry crossing, providing passenger and vehicle sailings in January and February. There had been no regular ferry on this route since 1970.

The Glenelg Ferry Company’s turntable ferry Glenachulish, which was built in 1969, carried over 3,000 vehicles in less than a month of operation. Schoolchildren were carried on the Plockton-based seal trip boat Sula Mhor, the former New Princess Maud of 1950. Glenachulish was due back at Glenelg on 1 April to commence her 2012 season on her regular Skye route, although she broke down in early March after running aground at North Strome.

The Highland Council announced the timetables for the free passenger and car ferries, with connecting feeder bus services, as an emergency measure because the A890 remained closed to traffic while work to make the rock face safe was completed ready for the road’s reopening.

Ships Montly - January 2024

Damen unveils new Multi-Purpose Support Ship (MPSS)

Latest Damen design an answer to increased use of drone technology at sea to meet today’s defence and security challenges Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled...

Arvia CRUISE REVIEW

Advertisement

Related articles

Damen unveils new Multi-Purpose Support Ship (MPSS)

Latest Damen design an answer to increased use of drone technology at sea to meet today’s defence and...

Eastern Pacific Shipping makes first wind propulsion move with eSAILs

On 22 February 2024 Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has signed a contract for its first ever wind-assisted propulsion...

Arvia CRUISE REVIEW

Sister for Iona and P&O Cruises’ new flagship Alan Moorhouse looks at the main features of the new cruise...

Anthony Veder’s latest newbuilding Coral Evolution delivered

The new gas carrier Coral Evolution has been delivered recently by Hyundai-Mipo Dockyard in Ulsan, South Korea, yard...