From Tom Gordonstoun in the Herald:
NICOLA Sturgeon has been accused of presiding over an “international humiliation”, after Scotland’s state-owned shipyard wasn’t deemed good enough to build state-owned ferries.
Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar laid the charge against the First Minister after Ferguson Marine’s bid didn’t even make the shortlist to build two new CalMac ferries last week.https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/19601068.ferries-international-humiliation-nicola-sturgeon-says-anas-sarwar/
Oh, a country of 5.4 million doesn’t win a contract to build ferries for use in that same country – international humiliation.
I bet England, population 54 million does better, did better under Labour.
The Spirit of Britain channel ferry, built in 2008…….in the Raumi shipyard, Finland.
Oh, what about the Spirit of France, built in France surely with that name? Nope, STX Finland in 2008.
These channel ferries:
Pride of Dover? Pride of Kent? Pride of Calais? Pride of Burgundy? Pride of Canterbury? All built in Germany.
Pride of Hull? Pride of Rotterdam? Built in Italy.
MV European Highlander? MV European Causeway? Japan.
DFDS has six ferries all built in Scandinavia.
I’m tired. I can’t find anything operating on the Channel built in the UK.
The Rob Roy in 1821 was British built.