A dam­age lim­i­ta­tion ex­er­cise

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‘A very good dam­age lim­i­ta­tion ex­er­cise,’ is how com­mu­nity coun­cil­lor Colin MacKen­zie de­scribed the Ferguson Marine meet­ing this week.

Ar­ran Com­mu­nity Coun­cil, which had post­poned its own meet­ing so mem­bers could at­tend, dis­cussed the out­come when it met at the Or­mi­dale Pav­il­ion for its monthly meet­ing on Tues­day.

Chair­man Bill Calder­wood said it was clear that re­la­tions be­tween CMAL and the yard were ‘rather fraught’. ‘This is not good for any­one,’ he said.

How­ever, he said the com­pany had cleared up some of the wild ru­mours and had in­sisted the de­lays were not ‘tech­ni­cally re­lated’.

Shisk­ine rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mar­i­lyn Woods said she felt the com­pany was de­ter­mined to get across that it wasn’t its fault.

How­ever, there was some con­cern that the ser­vic­ing of the ves­sel will not be un­der­taken by Ferguson’s once the ship was out of ‘war­ranty’, given the re­ally new tech­nol­ogy, but car­ried out by CalMac.

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