Thursday, 13 December 2012
MV Balmoral finished with engines . . . ?
On Wednesday 12th December Waverley Excursions Ltd, operators of Waverley and Balmoral made a statement ending much speculation regarding the operation of MV Balmoral in 2013 - see here
It is interesting to note the wording that ''Waverley Steam Navigation, the ships owners will set up a group to look at alternative ways of utilising the ship in 2013 and to seek a robust operating programme to offer prospects of a return to service.'' This suggest's Balmoral's career with Waverley Excursions is over after 26 years and paddle steamer Waverley will go it alone. Over Balmoral's 63 years in service she has generated a dedicated band of supporters she will need them more than ever in the coming months . . .
More information on the ship can be found on the National Historic Ships Register.