GOING NOWHERE? LAST RESORT OPTION DISCUSSED IN CALMAC DEAL ROW
The second ferry is officially still called Hull 802, although there have been reports it will be named MV Claymore.
It is scheduled to run on the Skye to Harris route from spring 2020. The new ferries are expected to carry up to 127 cars and 1,000 passengers. The MV Glen Sannox is a 102-metre long ferry which will be capable of operating on liquefied natural gas – a cleaner fuel – and marine gas oil.
It is earmarked for the Ardrossan to Brodick route.
It was originally expected to enter service this year, but it was announced this would be delayed to summer 2019.
The site at Ferguson Marine in Port Glasgow, the last commercial shipyard on the Clyde, which won a £97m contract to build two ferries in 2015