UK’s busiest malt whisky ferry wins Safety Award


A Scottish ferry that carries more bulk malt whisky than any other ferry in the UK, and possibly the world, has been awarded an International Safety Award.




Caledonian MacBrayne’s MV Finlaggan ferry transports the Isle of Islay’s most famous export – whisky.

The vessel is a new addition to CalMac’s fleet – first taking on the route in 2011.


Crew members (left to right) deck trainee Jamie Knox, chief officer and safety officer Lee McDowell and quartermaster Malcolm Miller from MV Finlaggan.


Louis de Wolff, Head of Safety manager at Caledonian MacBrayne said: “MV Finlaggan has worked hard to ensure that all systems are in place to deliver robust health, safety and welfare procedures, accurate and thorough reporting and compliance with an extensive set of maritime legislation, licensing and certification requirements.

“Congratulations to all members of Finlaggan’s crew – it is a collaborative effort and testament to the way that the ship’s team has prioritised and focused on the health, safety and welfare of passengers, crew and the ship.”