Work was being undertaken at Kennacraig to remove the sunken barge from near the ferry berth. The five week project was vital to allow MV Finlaggan  to berth at the harbour.

Marine contractors Herbosch-Kiere  used a large working barge, Waasland, to excavate and remove the old Thames barge which sank in the 1970’s. The project was managed by consultant engineers Halcrow.