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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-02649: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 13 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what processes with (a) Transport Scotland and (b) Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd will CalMac will be required to go through during the period of the next contract for Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services if it wants to change the method that it uses to add to and dispose of vessels.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 20 September 2016

Calmac Ferries Limited and Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited as part of the new Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services Contract, due to commence on 1 October 2016, have undertaken and both signed a Fleet Charter Agreement. The Fleet Charter Agreement details the procedures of transfer and of disposal of vessels associated with the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services fleet. Any changes to the method of disposal of vessels will be carried out through mutual agreement through the Fleet Charter agreement or at the request of Scottish Ministers.