Isle of Wight Ferry

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Lymington fire crews attend fire on board Isle of Wight ferry (updated)

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Five fire crews from the mainland attended a fire in the engine room of the Isle of Wight ferry.

Friday, 14th December, 2018 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

MP questions ferry firm over apparent non-payment of UK corporation tax (updated)

Bob Seely

Although there could be a reasonable explanation, Isle of Wight MP, Robert Seely, says that "Wightlink appears to pay no tax on its earnings" and adds that neither do the holding companies. Wightlink respond.

Friday, 7th December, 2018 8:49am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Island Labour pass motion seeking to nationalise Isle of Wight ferries

Wightlink St Clare ferry:

Island Labour have agreed a motion to seek commitment from the Labour Party that they would adopt the policy of returning the ferry companies to public ownership as part of the programme of bringing the railway system back into public ownership.

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 12:31pm

By Julian Critchley with 20 readers' comments

Red Funnel experiencing delays due to thick fog in Solent (updated)

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Watch out for cross-Solent delays as dense fog affects Red Funnel services from East and West Cowes.

Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 8:57am

By Jonathan Green with 3 readers' comments

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

Ferry companies claim reliable services in reply to MP’s questions

bob seely parliament islands debate

The MP says he's pleased the operators are taking responsibility for incidents seriously and that they understand passengers’ frustrations and anger over what's happened over last few months.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 12:09pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

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

Ferry cancellations to allow for urgent repairs

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Four crossings have been cancelled today in order allow engineers to replace a fuel injector.

Thursday, 8th November, 2018 10:01am

By Sally Perry

Ferry company buy land to reinstate car park (updated)

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The former car park will be reinstated. The company say they do not plan to build on it.

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 5:27pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

MP demands answers from cross-Solent travel companies over disruption

Bob Seely

Bob Seely has written to the heads of the three cross-Solent ferry companies, asking them to explain the ongoing disruption Islanders have had to experience since August.

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 3:32pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

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

Work starts to prepare Southampton terminal for next generation of Cruise ships, LNG-powered

​Ocean terminal will be upgraded to support growth in the cruise sector

Southampton will be the home port for the first LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) powered British cruise ship, Iona. In preparation for that, £12m is being invested to accommodate it.

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 3:32pm

By Hayley Griffith