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Bosses At Scottish Shipyard ‘Fairly and Squarely to Blame for Ship Debacle’

17th January 2020
File photo of the Dual-fuel car and passenger ferry Glen Sannox which is currently under construction at Ferguson Marine shipyard on the Clyde, Scotland File photo of the Dual-fuel car and passenger ferry Glen Sannox which is currently under construction at Ferguson Marine shipyard on the Clyde, Scotland Photo: The Herald-twitter

Bosses at a Scottish shipyard were “fairly and squarely” to blame for the calamitous delays and costs overruns at Ferguson Marine, it has been claimed.

As The Herald reports, Kevin Hobbs, chief executive of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) – the government body which placed the order for two new ferries at the yard – also said he was “desperately upset and desperately concerned” that they were still not ready.

An inquiry into the ferry debacle by Holyrood’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee will begin hearing oral evidence next week.

Ferguson Marine shipyard, which was acquired by tycoon Jim McColl’s Clyde Blowers empire in 2014, was nationalised last year after collapsing into administration in the wake of the dispute.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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