The Cumbrae to Largs ferry has been suspended for the second time today, CalMac has announced.

Travellers were alerted to the latest suspension of service at 12.48pm on Monday, April 8.

MV Loch Riddon was taken off service on Monday morning to allow the crew to clean up an oil spill from a vehicle on the vessel's car deck.

However, the latest problem is a technical issue with the vessel itself.

A fuel pressure issue onboard MV Loch Riddon has now been fixed and the service has been restored.

The wait time for vehicles at Largs is approximately four hours, and an hour and a half at Cumbrae Slip.

The service is being maintained by MV Loch Riddon, while the route's regular ferry, MV Loch Shira, is in dry dock for repairs.

The CalMac spokesperson added: "Due to issues with the aft and forward ramps on MV Loch Shira, the vessel has been removed from service. 

"The vessel will require to undergo repairs in dry dock. Options for repair are being investigated.

"Due to a smaller vessel operating on this route, vehicle capacity is reduced and queues are to be expected."

For more details and latest updates, go here.

Meanwhile, a public meeting has been organised in Millport to discuss the issues that have affected the island's ferry service in recent days.

The meeting will be held at Garrison House at 7pm on Tuesday, April 9. 

It will be attended by representatives from the Cumbrae Ferry Users Group and Cumbrae Community Developmetn Company, and North Coast councillor and Cumbrae resident Todd Ferguson has also been invited to attend.