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The ferry has been withdrawn from the route as engineers from Wightlink, the engine manufacturer and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) continue to investigate what caused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

New health tech showcased on ferry passengers (and captain)

LifeLight with Captain Mike Smith

Ferry customers and staff were given the chance to discover their vital signs through a 60 second ‘selfie’ developed by scientists at the Universities of Portsmouth and Bournemouth in collaboration with researchers and clinicians at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust.

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 3:59pm

By Karen Woods

Challenge to visit every RNLI station in 911 hours in a Porsche 911

RNLI 911 challenge - Bembridge

Wightlink helps couple towards finishing post of charity challenge in aid of the RNLI.

Thursday, 4th October, 2018 6:30pm

By Karen Woods

Victoria of Wight heralds completion of Wightlink’s £45 million investment

Countess of Wessex on the Bridge of Victoria of Wight

The arrival of Victoria of Wight heralds the completion of Wightlink's £45 million investment to improve the speed and efficiency of the route between Fishbourne and Portsmouth. The vessel was named today by the Countess of Wessex.

Thursday, 20th September, 2018 5:39pm

By Karen Woods with 3 readers' comments

Bravery medal for ferry officer after freezing water rescue

Steve Chamberlain on board St Clare

Wightlink's deck officer is is one of 19 people who'll receive the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service for going above and beyond in their service to the maritime industry.

Monday, 3rd September, 2018 3:30pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Victoria of Wight sets sail with first paying customers

victoria of wight by ralph ridler

The new £30million car ferry set sail over the weekend to bring her first paying customers to the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth.

Tuesday, 28th August, 2018 7:42am

By Karen Woods with one comment

Victoria of Wight welcomes first vehicles on board

First vehicle on Victoria of Wight

Following sea trials Wightlink staff and contractors will now move on to Victoria of Wight to get her ready for her first customers as she comes into service later in the summer.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 9:32am

By Karen Woods

Isle of Wight invented ‘Vertipools’ shortlisted for top environmental award

Vertipools Gurnard Primary

An Isle of Wight invention of creating artificial habitats for marine wildlife has been shortlisted for a top award.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 5:06pm

By Karen Woods

Isle of Wight Youth Mental Health Taskforce sponsored by Wightlink

Wightlink's Keith Greenfield with young members of the Isle of Wight Youth Mental Health Taskforce

Wightlink have announced their support for the Isle of Wight Youth Trust's Mental Health Taskforce - which provides peer-to-peer advocacy to young people, helping break down the stigma associated with mental health.

Monday, 30th July, 2018 11:02am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments