Ferry sailings cancelled for "essential repairs"

By Sara Bryce

Sunday, August 3, 2014


WIGHTLINK ferry crossings to and from the Isle of Wight tomorrow (Monday) have been cancelled for 'essential repairs' to one of the boats.

Some crossings between Yarmouth and Lymington will be affected while work is carried out on Wight Sun after an issue with its forward propulsion system, which caused the ferry to collide with a navigation post and a small boat.

A spokesman for Wightlink said the ferry had experienced the issues after leaving Lymington at 10.15am today (Sunday). 

They added that during the manoeuvre in Lymington River the ferry made light contact with a navigation post and a small boat moored next to a barge, leaving scratches.

After receiving help from the Lymington Harbour Master motor launch, the ferry continued to Yarmouth where passengers and cars disembarked.

The spokesman said the ferry was withdrawn from service for investigations. 

The following services for Monday have been cancelled:

From Yarmouth - 11:40am and 2:40pm

From Lymington - 10:20am and 1.20pm

Customers concerned about their travel are advised to call 0333 9997 333.

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