Wednesday, 21 April 2010


During her annual survey and overhaul at Greenock last year, CalMac's HEBRIDEAN ISLES had been fitted with a new design of propeller blades, intended to work more efficiently and thus reduce fuel consumption. However, it was recently discovered that the new blades had suffered from some minor damage and, before they got worse, it was decided to replace the original blades and to send the new ones for repair. This necessitated a quick visit to drydock, and she was in the Garvel Drydock for a day while the blades were changed. She has now returned to the Islay route.