Highlands & Islands

Second ferry damaged in crash with pier at Stornoway

A ferry has crashed into the same harbour pier that damaged the freight vessel it was brought in to replace.

The MV Clipper Ranger, which serves the Ullapool to Isle of Lewis route, was withdrawn from service after last month's incident in Stornoway.

Its replacement, the MV Hebridean Isles, is also now undergoing repairs after hitting the same pier.

Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne said the Hebridean Isles should be back in service later on Wednesday.

The Clipper Ranger is in dry dock for repairs to its hull.

It had 19 crew and 10 passengers on board when it struck the pier. No-one was hurt.

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