Date lodged: 13 August 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many times CalMac-operated ferries have been delayed since 1 May 2018.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 11 October 2018
During the period between 1 May 2018 and 31 August 2018 a total of 53,856 sailings were scheduled by CalMac Ferries Ltd on the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry service network. Of these, a total of 2,678 sailings (4.97%) were delayed, including those that qualify as “relief events” that are due to factors beyond the operator’s control, such as adverse weather. After relief events are taken into account, there were 315 delayed sailings or (0.58%) of all sailings.