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The ferry has been withdrawn from the route as engineers from Wightlink, the engine manufacturer and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) continue to investigate what caused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

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Karen shares this latest update on behalf of Wightlink.


Wightlink’s Lymington-Yarmouth service will return to normal on Sunday afternoon (16 December).

The first sailing will be the 13:15 from Lymington. There will be a normal timetable thereafter.

Wight Sky removed from service
Sailings were suspended on Friday following an engine failure and suspected fire on board Wight Sky.

This ferry has been withdrawn from the route as engineers from Wightlink, the engine manufacturer and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) continue to investigate what caused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

During the suspension of the service, all customers on the Lymington-Yarmouth route were notified and rebooked on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne service.

Wightlink apologises for any inconvenience to customers.

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Saturday, 15th December, 2018 6:32pm

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Facts rather than fiction.

A normal service has not been resumed. Only one out of three ferries is running.
Ferries used by commuters have been omitted from the revised timetable, The service now only commences at 0750 from the island.
No foot passenger arrangements where made on Friday so Commuters had to find an alternative routes and pay extra to get home.