The excursion ship M V Balmoral is to remain in dry dock at Bristol – at least until Tuesday May 30th – meaning that the ship has lost all the revenue she would have made over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Balmoral was to have begun her season of sailings from Penarth on Friday last week but has had to cancel all this weekend’s scheduled voyages from Penarth and from other ports.
An underwater section of her hull is being “investigated” at Sharpness Drydock. It had been hoped the work would take only two days but White Funnel Excursions and MV Balmoral Trust have now announced that the ship is to spend at least two more days in dry dock .
No firm date has yet been given for her return to service .