ALFRED chartered as CalMac relief vessel for 9 months

May 12, 2023
  • Following successful completion of berthing trials, ALFRED will commence service on Friday 12 May, Caledonian MacBrayne announced.
  • Berthing trials have shown that the ports suitable for ALFRED are Lochmaddy, Ullapool, Port Askaig, Brodick, Ardrossan (Irish berth only), Troon and Campbeltown.
  • Unfortunately, due to a technical issue with the vessel’s starboard thruster, she is currently unable to be deployed to Port Askaig. Pentland Ferries continue to work on mitigations to resolve this.
  • As Arran should have a two-vessel service on its main route at this time, ALFRED will initially be deployed between Ardrossan and Brodick.