THE biggest ferry in the CalMac fleet will remain in Greenock for repairs until well into next month.

MV Loch Seaforth limped in to the Dales Marine yard last week due to an engine breakdown.

She could be out of action until the middle of May.

Specialist engineers have told the company the vessel could return to its Ullapool-Stornoway route 'by May 17 at the earliest' but CalMac said the date of the ship's return to service could be subject to change.