Two ferries being built in Turkiye are set to serve the communities of Harris and North Uist in Scotland, addressing disruptions caused by the aging CalMac fleet. Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), the state-controlled ferry owners, has reported that these ferries, due for delivery by 2026, have reached key milestones. The Little Minch ferries are being constructed at the Cemre Marin Endustri shipyard in Turkiye and will be delivered in June and October 2025. They will replace the vessel currently serving the Uig to Lochmaddy and Uig to Tarbert routes. CMAL has invited the public to suggest names for the ships,which will have increased capacity for passengers, vehicles, and freight. Four other new major vessels are expected to join the CalMac ferry fleet by the end of 2025.
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