Courage of soldiers on D-Day to be commemorated by ferry company

HMS Ryde off Omaha Beach, painted by Ventnor artist Rod Williams

All sorts of tributes will be paid at Wightlink to the courageous servicemen and women who risked their lives on D-Day 75 years ago.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 10:33am

By Karen Woods

Isle of Wight ex-servicemen to take part in D-Day commemorations with help from Wightlink

Bert Cuthbertson, Peter Evans and Tom Bodman

The three decorated ex-servicemen will be given VIP treatment by Wightlink Ferries at the start of their trip to France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 3:57pm

By Karen Woods

Beneficiaries of Wightlink sponsorship scheme celebrate successes

Jake Webb and Keith Greenfield stood outside Quay Arts

As part of its support, Wightlink provides discounted travel and helps to promote the many achievements and events of its beneficiaries through its social media pages

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 5:09pm

By Karen Woods

Wightlink to trial overnight Fastcats throughout the summer

Wight Ryder II 300 dpi

Great news for anyone going out in the evening in Portsmouth over the summer as Wightlink announce a new overnight timetable.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 5:46pm

By Karen Woods with 3 readers' comments

St Cecilia’s biggest fan is ‘Captain for the Day’

Captain Jim Blanch and Ellis Yeats on the Bridge of St Cecilia

Young Ellis had captured the hearts of everyone at Wightlink so was offered to be VIP ‘Captain for the Day’ on the retiring ferry, St Cecilia, last week.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 8:22am

By Karen Woods

Wightlink’s oldest ferry heads off to a new life in the Mediterranean

St Cecilia on a sunny day

During her time in the Solent, St Cecilia was used as a filming location for the BBC TV children’s programme Grange Hill and the French film, A Loving Father, starring Gérard Depardieu.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 10:28am

By Karen Woods with 6 readers' comments

Change to ferry service to allow for essential maintenance work

Yarmouth terminal

Advance warning of the changes to the ferry service to allow for essential maintenance work that is planned to start in March 2019.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 1:17pm

By Karen Woods

Wightlink charters foot passenger vessel for Yarmouth commuters

CRC Gladiator

Wightlink charters a vessel to provide a foot passenger service for Lymington-Yarmouth commuters during temporary wind restrictions.

Thursday, 20th December, 2018 3:45pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Wightlink pledge to resolve 16 months of ferry fleet problems

Keith Greenfield

The latest incident is the third failure of an engine resulting in a fire on Wight Sky over the last 16 months. Wightlink pledge to resolve the problems customers have experienced.

Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 11:02am

By Karen Woods with 5 readers' comments

Update on ferry service, following engine fire


The ferry has been withdrawn from the route as engineers from Wightlink, the engine manufacturer and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) continue to investigate what caused the engine failure.

Saturday, 15th December, 2018 6:32pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Bravery of ferry crew honoured by The Royal Humane Society

Royal Humane Society presentation on board Victoria of Wight

Had the Wightlink crew not acted as swiftly as they had, it is likely the man would have drowned. They have been honoured for their bravery and quick thinking.

Monday, 19th November, 2018 10:53am

By Karen Woods

Strong winds lead to cross-Solent cancellations

W-class ferry: Lymington Yarmouth route

The Met Office forecast winds of up to 60mph along the coast, so there may be even more cancellations as the day continues.

Friday, 9th November, 2018 2:10pm

By Karen Woods