Mission Accomplished

With the sun set and the moon out the Mighty Clansman made its unusual second appearance of the day at Tiree. With the MV Lord of the Isles failing to berth at either Coll or Tiree, in fact limping back to Oban at a fraction of her normal speed, the Clansman was diverted on her sailings from and to Castlebay (Barra).

The Mighty Clansman returns to the relief of many.
The Mighty Clansman returns to the relief of many.

The passengers and vehicles, who initially set out from Oban aboard the ‘Lord of the Isles’, eventually reached Coll and Tiree just short of 10 hours late. Diverting the Clansman to Coll and Tiree also added to the journey time of those expecting to travel directly to Castlebay, the ferry terminal for Barra.

Hopefully "Fresh Supplies" for the island's shop!
Hopefully “Fresh Supplies” for the island’s shop!

The breakdown of the ’Lord of the Isles’ has meant a delay to Tuesday’s sailing on the Oban/Colonsay crossing. From Marine Traffic ( maritime AIS)) the tracking appeared to show the MV Isle of Arran leaving the Clyde to head north to relieve the ‘Lord of the Isles’. However having rounded the Mull of Kintyre she had a change of mind and headed back to the Clyde.

"with the sun set and the moon out"
“with the sun set and the moon out”