A spokesperson for CMAL said:

“We welcome this well-researched and robust report into the contractor failures in the dual-fuel vessels project.

“Throughout the contract, CMAL acted professionally and appropriately in line with our legal obligations. We provided impartial advice and voiced our concerns when necessary. Like everybody involved, we are extremely disappointed by the delay to the two vessels, which we know island communities are desperately in need of.

“We have already taken forward many of the recommendations in this report. For example, CMAL lawyers Addleshaw Goddard have appointed a KC to conduct an independent investigation of the procurement process, and we have also re-established a strong working relationship with the team at Fergusons.

“We are seeing significant progress being made on the vessels. We remain confident in, and committed to, their delivery.”

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