The delivery of ferry Glen Sannox has encountered another setback, with the handover now postponed until mid-August.

Initially expected by the end of July, the new delivery date is set for the week commencing August 19, owing to persistent issues with the liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel system.

John Petticrew, interim chief executive officer of Ferguson Marine, broke the news to Holyrood’s Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee, highlighting significant challenges with the LNG system that have disrupted progress in other areas, particularly the engine compartments.

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