The Corran Ferry has been reduced to foot passengers only due to problems with the vessel’s steering.
Operators of the Corran Narrows crossings withdrew sailings this weekend following the discovery of a technical fault with the Maid of Glencoul ferry.
A specialist engineer was drafted in to investigate and repair the fault onboard.
As repair works on the vessel continue, services between Fort William and Ardgour have been reduced to foot passengers only for a second day.
In a post, published on their Twitter Page, crew members announced the withdrawal of services.
They wrote: “Due to a technical fault with the steering there will be no service tomorrow until a specialist engineer can evaluate the problem. Sorry for the inconvenience.”
— Corran Ferry (@CorranFerry) August 12, 2023
The mechanical issue was reported by the crew on Friday evening.
It’s not the first time operators have been forced to withdraw services due to steering complications.
Crossings were reduced to foot passengers only until the vessel could be reinstated.
Countdown on ahead of the return of MV Corran Ferry
Corran Ferry crossings are currently being served by the Maid of Glencoul, while the MV Corran is in dry dock.
The MV Corran, the main vessel on the route, has been out of action since October 2022 due to various technical problems, some stemming from its advanced age.
Last week, Highland Council officials suggested the vessel could be reinstated in the coming weeks.