In publishing the latest set of performance statistics today – given below, a spokesperson for Argyll Ferries – providing the passenger shuttle service between the town centres of Gourock and Dunoon, says:
‘May was an excellent month for the Gourock-Dunoon service with the route achieving 100% reliability and punctuality.
‘Out of 1621 sailings a tiny number – 4 - were lost due to bad weather; and the week in which the service was reduced to a single vessel due to the refit of the MV Argyll Flyer passed off uneventfully.(Ed: The impact of this refit on the service schedule was also well pre-advertised by the company.)
‘Since the start of the year the average monthly technical reliability has been 99.9% – with two months achieving 100%.
‘This clearly demonstrates that the criticism of the service from some quarters is grossly unfair and undermining the efforts of those in Cowal who are working hard to bring visitors to the area.’