May 3, 2018
A deal has been agreed for the three passenger ferries serving the Northern Isles to be purchased outright by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) with loan funding from the Scottish Government.
The HAMNAVOE, HROSSEY and HJALTLAND, which have previously been leased from Royal Bank of Scotland, will be taken into CMAL ownership.
Serco NorthLink Ferries will continue to operate the services until 31st October 2019 under the extended contract.
Photo: Northlink Ferries