Passenger ferry collides with pier
Posted Tue, 21 Feb 2012
Strong winds in Scotland have caused a second ferry accident within a week.
The latest incident involved a ferry carrying 177 passengers that collided with a pier at Oban harbour in Argyll.
The Isle of Mull, a Caledonian MacBrayne vessel, suffered damage to its bow when it struck the pier at 2.15pm on Saturday.
All passengers were safely landed and there were no reported injuries, said Clyde Coastguard.
Last week, the Brodick to Ardrossan service hit the harbour in Ayrshire. The ferry - also a Caledonian MacBrayne service - was delayed for an hour.
When the wind eventually dropped, it reversed in and all 277 passengers were able to safely disembark.
Copyright Press Association 2012