For news about ferries …

There is a fan-site for ferry-lovers, the very interesting Ships of CalMac. not only has it got loads more information than you could ever desire to know about the ships that ply the western (and northern) seas, it also has a news page, where you can get more detail about ship news and movements than you can from the official CalMac website.
When we were up on Oban today for the messages, we heard that the Isle of Mull (ferry, not the island) had been beaten up by the weather. It now appears that she might have suffered significant damage and may be out of service for a while. Whatever, it can’t have been much fun when she was sent listing very heavily by tidal surges and lost two of her inflatable liferafts. Much the talk of the town today.

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