The Suilven was sold to Caledonian-MacBrayne whilst under construction and entered service between Ullapool and Stornoway in 1974. She remained on this route for over 20 years, being withdrawn in July 1995. She was sold soon afterwards to Strait Shipping of Wellington, New Zealand, for service between Wellington and Nelson, retaining the name (a mountain near Ullapool). In 2004 she passed to Bligh Water Shipping of Fiji, marketed as Suilven Shipping and here she still sails the seas n warmer and calmer climes. A well deserved retirement.

But I remember a few crossings like this one which shows footage of MV Suilven shot whilst departing Wellington, New Zealand in a SW gale. 

Sick bags ready…