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Lessons can be learned


After reading your coverage of the proposed redeployment of the MV Isle of Arran to temporarily cover the Islay route, I would like to reinforce our efforts to provide clarity and confirmation of what our plans were during this period.

Having to withdraw the MV Hebridean Isles from the Islay route caused serious capacity issues for the island. We had to work hard to redeploy thousands of passengers booked on the service, no easy task. To manage the situation we took a number of steps including the chartering of a freight vessel to carry cars and moving the MV Finlaggan on to 24-hour operations.

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