Pentland Ferries has announced that the MV Pentalina has been granted a temporary passenger ship safety certificate (PSSC) by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and has left Belfast this morning (19 April), bound for Stromness, Orkney.
Managing Director of Pentland Ferries, Helen Inkster, said: “We are very pleased to confirm that the PSSC has now been issued and the Pentalina will return to Orkney tomorrow morning, after which the vessel will be prepared to return to service on the Pentland Firth route.
“The dates for vessel changeover and the commencement of the charter of MV Alfred have not yet been set. We are working closely with CalMac Ferries on these arrangements. In the meantime, we would like to assure passengers that there will be no disruption to the Pentland Firth service.”