Comment posted Gourock-Dunoon ferry: the authoritative position by innes craig.
1020 Argyll Flyer has just gone off the Dunoon -Gourock run winds are 7-12 Mph and bright and sunny, rough at Gourock berth.
Fail to see how any pontoons is going to improve this situation.
Recent comments by innes craig
- Today’s travel updates
Argyll ferries M.V.alicat off due to poor visability
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sporrandipity has hit the nail on the head .all the critics should now get behind the cowal gathering .its to easy to critisise but remember alot of good will and volunteers are need for any event and i wonder how many of the critics do help or would be willing to get involved?
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in our lifetime and in the current climate there will be no bridges or tunnels,the problem regardless of the weather is that the current vessels are no substantial enough to cope with typical Clyde estuary weather .Pontoons,bridges,tunnels are not the answer ..better vessels are ,theres no point in having decent shoreside infastructure if you cant get there in the first place.
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The current service has limitations and cannot cope in adverse weather ie the crossing,both terminals are unprotected from East winds and are vulnrable to Easterly fetch and Pontoons will not improve on this only higher tonnage will .In reply to ferryman the restriction on the Alicat at Dunoon pier was 0.6M and this was a berthing restriction not a sailing restriction and this was agreed with Calmac at the time.
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The pontoons will save money and cost jobs the operator will make terminals automated with no shore staff in a bid to make cuts.If this happens there will be no back up for any technical failure and no staff on hand .Already Dunoon has no Argyll Ferries rep and all enquiries and complaints are dealt with by Argyll&Bute staff.With automation there will be no one.
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