Corran ferry out of action for a while.

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Corran ferry out of action for a while.

Post by yoda » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:22 am

Just seen this on BBC Scotland news
Corran Ferry service suspended for 'foreseeable future'
42 minutes ago
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The ferry was not thought to have been badly damaged but requires a safety check
The Corran Ferry service in Lochaber has been suspended for the "foreseeable future" after the boat hit rocks near a slipway on Saturday.
The vessel was not thought to have been badly damaged but it requires a full safety check.
The service's back-up ferry, The Maid of Coul, is currently unavailable.
Highland Council, which operates the service, said it was working with third parties to "find a solution" to the matter.
The Corran Ferry allows access to and from the communities of Ardgour, Morvern and Ardnamurchan via a narrow stretch of Loch Linnhe.
It is also used by people and businesses on Mull, who first travel to the mainland on the Fishnish-Lochaline ferry.
The Corran Ferry and Fishnish-Lochaline services also offer tourists an alternative to the Oban to Mull ferry.
The ferry is usually available for the emergency services at all times.
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Re: Corran ferry out of action for a while.

Post by jim Richardson » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:02 am

on our honeymoon in 1987 we used the Corran ferry to get to Strontian, almost to the day 25 years later I went across there on the Sprint on the way to a Triumph rally on Skye, they didn't charge me for the bike.

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Re: Corran ferry out of action for a while.

Post by clutchspring » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:17 am

That's not good, although it's a nice ride from Fort William around the road that by passes the ferry I won't want to do it on a daily basis .
Hope they get it sorted fast.

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Re: Corran ferry out of action for a while.

Post by Monster » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:40 pm

Hope it is mended soon
I plan to be on the first sailing on Aug 20th for a trip to Glenfinnan
I understand that one cannot book this ferry but is there a timetable anywhere?
Interested to hear how often it sails and when they start
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Re: Corran ferry out of action for a while.

Post by bonanza » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:18 pm

I think its about every halfhour when its busy. Its normally fill up and go across (5mins) unload and repeat.Its a nice ride round (about 35 mls?) but not when you need to be somewhere.

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Re: Corran ferry out of action for a while.

Post by r6eck » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:20 pm

Monster wrote:Hope it is mended soon

I plan to be on the first sailing on Aug 20th for a trip to Glenfinnan

I understand that one cannot book this ferry but is there a timetable anywhere?

Interested to hear how often it sails and when they start

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First sailing is 6.30am and it goes back and forth all day long, approx. 20 mins between ferry's.

No big problem going to Glenfinan,as you can easily go the main road.

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Re: Corran ferry out of action for a while.

Post by Monster » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:56 pm

Thanks for the info
No big issue to go around but the idea was to use the ferry to get there on the South side of the Loch, then use the north side to get back before carrying on in a Northerly direction.
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Re: Corran ferry out of action for a while.

Post by Oop North John » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:57 am

Lochaber Voice on Facebook are reporting it should be back running as from Thursday at 12:30.

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Re: Corran ferry out of action for a while.

Post by RH_SCOTLAND » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:51 pm

Tis' fixed and running again today.
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Re: Corran ferry out of action for a while.

Post by mabawza » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:58 pm

It's been a bad week for the West Highland ferry's :laugh: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/776803 ... ysed-drunk

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