Apology from CalMac after technical hitch

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CalMac has apologised after a technical issue put one of its vessels out of action.

Robert Morrison, Operations Director at CalMac, said: ‘On Sunday the MV Isle of Lewis encountered a technical issue with the bow visor while docked at Castlebay which has resulted in the vessel being temporarily removed from service.

‘Specialist technicians from the mainland will attend the vessel later today (Tuesday) and we hope to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

‘We will continue to maintain lifeline connectivity through Sound of Barra and Lochboisdale sailings to mainland.’

‘Customers are advised to check for the latest service updates on CalMac’s website or on Twitter @CalMac_Updates.

‘Apologies for any inconvenience caused,’ added Mr Morrison.