The Coruisk

The Coruisk is a double-ended roro ferry that is currently owned and operated by the Scottish ferry company Caledonian MacBrayne. She as built by Appledore Shipbuilders of Devon in 2003 where she began berthing trials in August and began operating on the route that links Mallaig with Armadale later that month. In her first couple of weeks in service, she experienced technical problems, forcing the Pioneer to reacquire the service for a short period of time. Then, in late August, she struck a reef outside the harbour at Mallaig, after she lost power. As a result, one of her propellors broke off in the incident. She went for repairs, before acquiring her winter route between Wemyss Bay and Rothesay. The Coruisk is the only vessel in the fleet to allow loading via her port side, as she has a hydraulic ramp fitted on that side. The vssel has two passenger decks. The first contains the main passenger lounge, which includes a cafe, a shop and toilets. The upper contains the main outer decks accessible to passengers. The Coruisk can accommodate approximaely 250 passengers and can carry 40 cars. Her port of registry is Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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