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Ferry crash disruption for ‘some time’

CALMAC says its Uist route will be disrupted for ‘some time’ after a 3,040-tonne ferry was unable to stop under its own power and crashed into a marina at Lochmaddy, North Uist.

The ferry operator said MV Hebrides is to make its way to dry dock in Greenock following the crash on Sunday September 25. The MV Hebrides was on a routine approach to Lochmaddy pier at 11am after travelling from Tarbert on the Isle of Harris. The ferry, which had a technical fault, became stuck on the sea bed and damaged the starboard propeller shaft after chains from the marina’s pontoon became entangled in it.

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