Originally Posted by Copinsay
To help put it in context, they will run our ferries in this:
Aye - I've had a few runs on Hrossay
over the years - never in bad seas though. Even the big boys like Norrona
have copped a bit of damage in winter and I can imagine that handling passengers would be a nightmare. Just keeping cargo secured would be an issue before the ship was in serious danger.
I think the use of a Hercules simply turned what could have been a public relations disaster for Tescos into a news item. I'm quite sure the Shelties wouldn't starve for a week or two. On the other hand, one Saturday night in Lerwick and I nearly expired for lack of a steak dinner. Dear oh dear