Beyond a joke: The Herald’s ferry-reporting fiasco

Today, the Herald tells us gleefully that

ONE of CalMac’s busiest lifeline service has lost its only boat – at a time when they would expect to have two – after yet another ferry breakdown.

The actual details – the last sailing from Brodick yesterday was at 3pm with buses then laid on for transfers to the Lochranza ferry crossing in the north of the island.

This morning on BBC 1, of all places, at 06:27am:

From the Calmac status alert, up from yesterday:

Friday 14th April

Repairs have been successfully carried out on the vessel’s engine exhaust leak.

Service will resume with the 07:00 sailing from Ardrossan. 

Up to and including Monday 17th April

As a result of an equipment manufacturer supplying a faulty part for the repair to MV Caledonian Isles, the completion of repair work will be delayed and the vessel will now not be able to return to service on 15 April, as previously announced.

Repairs and sea trials are now due to be completed by Sunday 16 April. A phased return to service on Monday 17 April may allow MV Caledonian Isles to provide some unscheduled additional services to assist MV Isle of Arran, while necessary checks are undertaken. Details of which will be communicated when available.

Why can’t the Herald provide the kind of accurate news its few readers need?


2 thoughts on “Beyond a joke: The Herald’s ferry-reporting fiasco

  1. I think the Herald relies on Scotland Office directives, nudges, winks and tea leaves for its reporting.

    So sad, as it was once a proper newspaper.


  2. The Ferry story as reported by The Herald to its readers will be the sort of Fairy story they have grown used to over the last few years .


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