Update on Islay Ferry MV Finlaggan

Following the recent report of a technical fault on the forward ramp system onboard MV Finlaggan, the vessel sailed to ship repairers Cammell Laird in Birkenhead on Tuesday (21 June), where a full assessment of the fault was completed. The assessment concluded that the problem was caused by contaminated oil in the hydraulic system, which powers the bow door, bow ramp, stern ramp and mezzanine deck.

To address this issue, the hydraulic cylinders and pumps have been sent to a specialist subcontractor to be stripped down, decontaminated and rebuilt. These works are now well underway and the parts will be returned to the vessel and fitted next week. The hydraulic pipework has been flushed clean and a new charge of oil filled in the system. Other small guarantee defects have also been addressed by Remontowa shipyard and their suppliers. Continue reading...

The safety of passengers is of paramount importance and CMAL is working closely with Remontowa shipyard, subcontractors and the operator to complete the repairs as quickly as possible, to ensure minimal disruption to the Islay service. It is anticipated that the MV FINLAGGAN will leave Cammell Laird towards the end of the week commencing 4 July, following completion of hydraulic system testing and will return to the Islay service shortly thereafter. Further updates on progress with the works and a sail date for MV Finlaggan’s return will be announced next week, once the repairs are completed. For updates and other information visit www.cmassets.co.uk

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