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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-12378: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 2 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the highest wind level is that Scotland's ferries are permitted to operate in.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 15 November 2017

Vessels can operate in varying wind conditions. Wind speed is just one example of a range of safety considerations used in evaluating weather conditions before making a decision on whether it is safe to sail.