Friday, 5 December 2008


The CalMac ferry LOCH BUIE, which has just completed her annual survey at the Ardmaleish Boatyard on Bute, was seen today making her way from Rothesay to Gourock, where she will remain for a few days. LOCH BUIE is normally employed on the short crossing between Fionnphort on the island of Mull, and Iona, and although similar in size to other example of the smaller 'Loch' class ferries in the fleet, differs in that she has more extensive passenger accommodation, needed on the run that she serves for the intensive tourist traffic. She was built in 1992 by the James Millar yard at St Monans in Fife. The MoD Police launch CONDOR seen passing LOCH BUIE was heading back upriver to Faslane.