FIREFIGHTERS rushed to Ferguson Marine after a blaze broke out on board one of the CalMac ferries under construction.

A fleet of fire engines were called to the Port Glasgow shipyard to extinguish a fire caused by a generator on board Hull 802, which is not completed and is almost four years behind schedule.

Ferguson Marine management have told the Telegraph that they do not expect the blaze to cause any further delay to the delivery of the vessel.

The shipyard also said that there was no lasting damage to the structure.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson confirmed that they were made aware of a fire at the yard just before 11am on Monday and said that five engines were dispatched.

They said: "We were alerted at 10.48am on March 21 to reports of a fire within commercial premises on Castle Road, Port Glasgow.

"Operations control mobilised five appliances to the scene to extinguish the fire and make the area safe.

"There were no reported casualties."

The fire is the latest in a string of incidents at the troubled shipyard, which has suffered repeated setbacks and controversies in recent years.

Hull 802's sister ship, Glen Sannox, was due to be delivered between July and September this year, but it emerged in February that hundreds of electrical cables on-board the vessel would have to be stripped out.

A spokesperson for Ferguson Marine described the incident as a 'small' fire which was dealt with quickly.

They said: “On Monday morning, a small fire broke out on Hull 802, caused by a generator set.

"It was dealt with quickly, using approved fire procedures.

"No-one was injured and there’s no damage to the vessel.

"Scottish Fire & Rescue and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) attended the shipyard as per operational protocols.”