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New Islay Ferry is Launched (updated)

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It's still quite some time until it comes into service, and with the current problems with the MV Clansman many people on Islay and elsewhere will currently have other concerns. Nevertheless there was a big event today with the launch of the MV Finlaggan, the coming new Islay ferry, on the Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk, Poland. Through a tweet by The Ileach I was alerted to a video of the event:


But there's more, like this ‘amateur video’ of the Finlaggan launch:


Of course there's a Launch of MV Finlaggan page on the CMAL website with further information and quite a few pictures.

Not sure if there are any pictures on this site (as I don't speak Polish I can't search the site easily), but if you can understand Polish you can read more about the launch in W Stoczni Pólnocnej w Gdansku zwodowano prom. More interestingly another report with pictures can be found at Wodowanie promu dla Szkotów, there is a gallery with pictures of the launch of the Finlaggan as well. Looks like the launch attracted quite a few viewers.

It seems even Radio Gdansk reported.


Found a third video of the launch, this time seen from the shipyard:


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