In 2007 Hebridean Isles arrived back at Kennacraig as normal, following her regular trip to Oban and then sailed at 2200 for Garvel where she was to undergo bow ramp repairs. At 2330 she was off the west coast of Gigha making 13 knots. Isle of Arran carried out an extra sailing from Port Ellen at 2030. This is so that she could take over the main Islay roster from 0700 tomorrow morning and carry out the single-ship roster while her consort is away.
Lord of the Isles was also reported to be suffering from bow ramp problems. She was only able to use her stern ramp.