There are more cancellations for travellers to and from Tarbert and Lochmaddy today (Sunday 9th September) and tomorrow (Monday 10th September) – but this time due to the weather.
Strong south-westerly winds forecast for tonight mean today’s 20:40 sailing from Lochmaddy to Uig and tomorrow morning’s 5:15am sailing from Uig to Tarbert have been cancelled, although the 7.20am sailing from Tarbert to Uig will be as timetabled tomorrow (Monday 10th September).
MV Hebrides only returned to service on Wednesday (September 5th) after almost three days marooned in Uig. A major electrical fault had reportedly knocked out critical safety systems.
The disruption caused anger and criticism from tourism companies, with Outer Hebrides Tourism (OHT) saying it saw “no end to the critical issues caused by the continued unreliability of ferries to these islands as we end the season as it began - with disruption”.