Summary of the announcement:
- Red Funnel’s next craft, Red Jet 6, will be built on the Isle of Wight
- Reliability should be improved: It will four jet, rather than the two in current design, so blockages shouldn’t halt use of craft
- Red Jet 6 will have two sets of doors: Entry and Exit. Should speed loading/unloading
Red Funnel, one of the three cross-Solent ferry companies operating between the Isle of Wight and the mainland made an major announcement today at 12.30pm.
Members of the media gathered together to hear the news and OnTheWight covered the announcement live, so readers heard about it the same time as the media.
The full details are available.
The announcement: Live video
Interview: Kevin George (CEO Red Funnel)
Interview: David Thornton, Visit Isle of Wight
Interview: Mark Slawson, Red Funnel
Marks interview had an interuption, so is split over two video.
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Update 15:11 Separated the videos out.
16:06 Added summary to top. Changed tense from future to past