I was one of the affected although not badly compared to others, gossip round the terminal was that St Clare’s seaworthy certificate expired on 4th October and it was noticed around lunchtime. They couldn’t move her without an MCA representative present so she was blocking a link span for a while. I was hoping to get her to travel home to have a look at the certificates as they have to be displayed. If the current certificate was issued on Friday or Saturday it would verify this “gossip”. The gossip was that she was being inspected Saturday morning and would be back in service by Saturday lunchtime,
I ended up coming back on St Cecelia so couldn’t check the certificate.
I got on a heavily delayed service at 1am. There were people left behind at 1am who’d been waiting since 4pm. The next sailing would have been 3am.