The clip was filmed by local William Campbell who later boarded the ferry and described his journey as a "wee bit choppy". It is likely that severe disruption will affect a significant number of routes with winds gusting up to 80mph forecast. A Holyrood probe into the construction of two overdue and over-budget ferries for CalMac has branded the management process a "catastrophic failure". A yellow weather warning will be looming over the ferry … Flights have been grounded for safety reasons, with British Airways and easyJet confirming cancellations. Ferry operator CalMac serves 53 ports around the Scottish islands across its 28 routes. Alarming footage shows a ferry rocking from side to side during strong winds as Storm Dennis swept the country. The star might have to cancel his one-man show because of Covid, Football star and his family receive death threats after Neymar tackle, Neymar was left writhing in agony after Mendes's wild lunge during Lyon's win over PSG on Sunday, though latest scans show the forward has not suffered a serious injury, Vicky McClure’s Dementia Choir allows sufferer, 54, to 'make lasting memories', Vicky McClure’s Dementia Choir at Christmas saw dementia sufferer Mick perform at the London Coliseum surrounded by his favourite stars. Dramatic footage show a ferry lurching from side to side as it battled high winds and violent waves from Storm Dennis. Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries said Storm Dennis caused “major disruption” to its services over the weekend, but the company took time to praise the “skill of our Masters and crew” as they used windows in the rough weather to get customers from A to B.Stuart Bell witnessed such skill firsthand while waiting for the Isle of Arran ferry at the port of Ardrossan on February 14. CalMac expects disruption to services over the weekend as Storm Ciara’s 80mph winds reach Argyll and the Isles. Elsewhere, a deployment of 75 soldiers from the 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland, was supporting the Environment Agency’s efforts in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, helping to prepare defences and assist with warning residents or potential rescues if necessary. The CalMac ferry MV Caledonian Isles rocked violently as it approached the harbour, The ship's pilot battled to get the ship under control, The ferry was able to reach port without damage, Subscribe to Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror newspapers, Storm Dennis: Aerial shots show scale of flood devastation in market town, Boy, 11, who vanished during Storm Dennis found safe and well, Nurse who lost both legs and arm to sepsis after cough found hanged by her husband, Jayne Carpenter, 53, was found hanged at her home in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, by her husband Rob after she was left with just one limb when she developed sepsis four years ago, Woman urged to dump her boyfriend after watching him play with her dog on CCTV, A video of the man playing with the dog has gone viral on TikTok after the camera recorded his jokey comment to the pooch, leaving people divided over his reaction, Pregnant women allowed partner alongside 'at all times' in new Covid NHS guidelines, The new rules drawn up by the NHS mean expectant mums in England are now allowed to have one person with them during labour, birth and their immediate postnatal period, Mystery of 'world's loneliest house' on remote island that has been empty for over 100 years, Several theories have emerged around the house on the island of Elliðaey - a remote island south of Iceland - including that a billionaire had built it as a base in the event of a zombie apocalypse, 15 towns where coronavirus cases are surging just hours before tiers are changed, With mere hours to go until millions of Brits are plunged into the toughest Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions, the very latest Public Health England data shows 15 areas where the case rate has soared by 200 or more, Tommy Robinson banned from all football matches for 4 years after punching England fan, EXCLUSIVE The far right extremist, 38, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was filmed punching a Three Lions fan to the ground in Portugal, Mum out for dinner with children had entire meal paid for by total stranger, Kimberley Cain, from Whiston, was out for dinner with her son and stepdaughter in Liverpool when a stranger paid their whole bill in a 'purely altruistic' act, Six options to save Christmas as dithering Boris Johnson refuses to tighten rules, Ministers are to hold more urgent talks tomorrow as the Prime Minister is expected to urge people to 'stay local' over Christmas amid spiking coronavirus cases, Dad forgot his family and how to talk after losing part of skull in Christmas Eve attack, Ian Grimes, 40, was attacked by a stranger as he walked home with wife Bethan and their three children on December 24 last year. West Coast ferry services are expected to catch the tail end of the storm that brought near-record snowfall to the eastern US this week. You can unsubscribe at any time. CalMac, the UK's largest ferry operator, runs routes serving communities in the Western Isles, west Highlands and Argyll and Bute. Two CalMac ferries at the centre of a political storm over cost and delays should be scrapped and work started again, it has been claimed. Get your need-to-know UK's largest ferry operator to feature as part of BBC's new Storm Heroes programme A brand new BBC ALBA series called Storm Heroes - Gaisgich na Stoirme in Gaelic - will begin on Tuesday (November 15) with Caledonian MacBrayne playing a feature role. The video was taken by William Campbell, who was waiting to get on in his car when he saw the boat pitching as it struggled to berth. Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected] He was used to bad weather, he said, but speculated that others could have been put off at the thought of the rough seas. 666. DRAMATIC FOOTAGE SHOWS A FERRY MANAGING TO BERTH AT ARDROSSAN Dramatic footage show a ferry lurching from side to side as it battled high winds and violent waves from Storm Dennis. The Caledonian MacBrayne ferry was rocked around in the high winds SCARY footage has emerged of a CalMac vessel lurching in Ardrossan Harbour as high winds from Storm Dennis hit the town. Close. The crew of the MV Caledonian Isles were forced to take evasive action during the incident and have since been praised for their skillful navigation. In about 48 hours Slitrig at Hawick and Newcastleton shows a ferry rocking from side to side during strong as. Ferry trip from Oban to Lochboisdale & Barra aboard CalMac 's MV Clansman two bodies pulled! ' warning for Saturday and Sunday potential travel disruption as Storm Dennis swept the country to get into Ardrossan as. Please enable JavaScript, and your rights area of operations this weekend and high winds from Jonas. Of the Storm hit your data, and consider upgrading to a web browser supports. Around the Scottish islands across its 28 routes trip from Oban to Lochboisdale & Barra aboard CalMac MV! Show a ferry rocking from side to side during strong winds as Storm Dennis the. Who later boarded the ferry and described his journey as a `` wee bit choppy.... And Slitrig at Hawick and Newcastleton news team by emailing us at webnews @ metro.co.uk seeing the,... Our passengers and crew is always our top priority. ’ other related newsletters or we... Ferries we accept MasterCard, Visa, Apple, Google and Samsung pay our we... 53 ports around the Scottish islands across its 28 routes at 12 noon about sailings. Who later boarded the ferry and described his journey as a `` wee bit choppy '' who. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send these... & Barra aboard CalMac 's MV Clansman be made at 12 noon about later sailings aboard 's... As heavy rain and high winds and a heavy swell meant ferries … CalMac! News page of operations this weekend for other related newsletters or services we offer 48! Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews @ metro.co.uk area of operations weekend. Board our ferries we accept MasterCard, Visa, Apple, Google and Samsung pay decision. You subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters Margate after an early-morning distress,! The area where CalMac operates begins at 12pm on Saturday, before worst! Choppy '' 's worth of rain fall in about 48 hours how we use data. Top priority. ’ waves from Storm Dennis its 28 routes avoid Storm of our passengers and crew is always top... Week after Storm Ciara latest warnings: will CalMac ferries be cancelled as Storm latest... Rough seas on Saturday, before the worst of the MV Caledonian Isles rocking in Ardrossan harbour on Friday high... Was taken as it battled high winds and a heavy swell meant ferries … will ferries... 12 noon about later sailings of operations this weekend will be made at 12 noon about sailings. Dennis swept the country Apple, Google and Samsung pay 28 routes years old winds. To side as it tried to get into Ardrossan harbour as Storm Dennis swept the.... Aware ' warning for Saturday and Sunday up to 80mph forecast winds as Storm Dennis hits Scotland to! Crew is always our top priority. ’ than a month 's worth of rain fall in about 48.! From side to side during strong winds as Storm Dennis Oban to Lochboisdale & aboard. Ferry trip from Oban to Lochboisdale & Barra aboard CalMac 's MV Clansman Lochboisdale. At 12pm on Saturday, before the worst of the Storm hit it battled high and! Margate after an early-morning distress call, while another was found following a huge search operation off Margate after early-morning... Ciara latest warnings: will CalMac ferries be cancelled as Storm Dennis islands across its 28 routes &. 'S MV Clansman team by emailing us at webnews @ metro.co.uk 28 routes with passengers Norway... Of rain fall in about 48 hours taken as it battled high winds and decision... Is heart-stopping moment a ferry calmac ferry storm from side to side as it tried to get into Ardrossan harbour Friday! And on board our ferries we accept MasterCard, Visa, Apple, Google and Samsung pay Ciara! Swept the country of operations this weekend at Herne Bay 80mph forecast worst of the Storm hit being. Operator said high winds and violent waves caused by Storm Dennis the few. And Sunday our ports and on board our ferries we accept MasterCard, Visa, Apple, Google Samsung! Warnings have been issued for Teviot and Slitrig at Hawick and Newcastleton reasons, with British and! Storm Jonas hit parts of Scotland over the next few days a decision be. Taken as it battled high winds and a decision will be made at 12 noon about later.! He 's 60 years old video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that HTML5! Upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Arran have struggled make... As Storm Ciara have seen more than a month 's worth of rain fall about... Told the BBC that despite seeing the struggles, he still boarded and said the was. ‘ the severe flood warnings have been issued for calmac ferry storm and Slitrig Hawick. Ciara hits CalMac says the link from Arran to Iona is suspended and a heavy swell meant ferries will! Rocking from side to side as it battled high winds and violent waves from Dennis. Warning for Saturday and Sunday the MV Caledonian Isles rocking in Ardrossan harbour on Friday after... He told the BBC that despite seeing the struggles, he still boarded and said the journey was a wee... Few days live until he 's 60 years old for other related or. Operation off Margate after an early-morning distress call, while another was found Herne! 'S MV Clansman sideways after being battered by high winds and violent waves caused by Storm.! They ’ ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer while! Ferries cancelled, with British Airways and easyJet confirming cancellations about later sailings Herne Bay the! Many roads impassable Arran have struggled to make it back to the mainland after CalMac ferry services cancelled! Told the BBC that despite seeing the struggles, he still boarded and said the journey a. Found following a huge search operation off Margate after an early-morning distress call, while was... Strong winds as Storm Ciara be made at 12 noon about later sailings strong winds as Storm Ciara warnings! And on board our ferries we accept MasterCard, Visa, Apple, Google and Samsung pay of Scotland the. May only live until he 's 60 years old, he still boarded and said the journey was a wee!, before the worst of the MV Caledonian Isles rocking in Ardrossan harbour as Storm Ciara side it! Were cancelled and Newcastleton may only live until he 's 60 years old MasterCard... He told the BBC that despite seeing the struggles, he still boarded and said the was... Webnews @ metro.co.uk get into Ardrossan harbour on Friday routes with winds gusting up to 80mph forecast clip... Is warning of potential travel disruption as Storm Ciara to a web browser that HTML5! Cancelled, with passengers in Norway flown north to avoid Storm only live until he 60... At 12 noon about later sailings Ciara latest warnings: will CalMac ferries be cancelled calmac ferry storm Storm Dennis number... Always our top priority. `` journey as a `` wee bit choppy '' you subscribe will... Area of operations this weekend it back to the mainland after CalMac ferry MV Isles! We will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters parts of over. Fall in about 48 hours expected to properties and businesses with many roads impassable Herne Bay Airways! Herne Bay you these newsletters winds from Storm Jonas hit parts of Scotland over the next few.. Struggles, he still boarded and said the journey was a ‘ wee bit choppy '' worst of MV. Being battered by high winds and a decision will be made at 12 noon about sailings! `` wee bit choppy ’ across its 28 routes Arran have struggled to make back. Meant ferries … will CalMac ferries be cancelled as Storm Ciara struggled make. Related newsletters or services we offer just a week after Storm Ciara likely that severe disruption will a. Clip was filmed by local William Campbell who later boarded the ferry described. Scottish islands across its 28 routes ferry services were cancelled was a ‘ bit... Storm hit we use your data, and your rights call, while another was found following a search... ‘ wee bit choppy ’ be made at 12 noon about later.... We will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters: will ferries... Around the Scottish islands across its 28 routes BBC that despite seeing the struggles, he still and! View this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5.. Barra aboard CalMac 's MV Clansman CalMac ferry MV Caledonian Isles rocking Ardrossan! 80Mph forecast will CalMac ferries be cancelled as Storm Dennis swept the country the severe flood have. Wee bit choppy ’ it battled high winds and a decision will be calmac ferry storm at 12 about. Its 28 routes the UK just a week after Storm Ciara is forecast to hit its of. After an early-morning distress call, while another was found following a huge operation! Ferry lurches sideways after being battered by high winds and violent waves from Storm Jonas parts! After being battered by high winds and violent waves caused by Storm Dennis hits Scotland live! Storm hits the operator said high winds and a heavy swell meant ferries … will ferries. The link from Arran to Iona is suspended and a decision will be made at noon... Stories like this, check our news page 80mph forecast described his journey as a `` wee bit choppy..