Maintenance leads to disruption for ferry crossings

By Ross Findon

Monday, April 21, 2014

 

WIGHTLINK has announced changes to some services to and from the Isle of Wight over the coming weeks.

The company said the changes were due to essential maintenance. It follows several cancellations over the Easter weekend, due to staff sickness.

A spokesman said: "We wouldn’t normally schedule maintenance on busy days, but we’ve had to on this occasion because other maintenance has taken longer than expected and we need to fit in with the availability of facilities at dry docks."

See below for details of the changes:

On Friday, April 25, an extra sailing will run from Portsmouth at 20:30, returning from Fishbourne at 21:30. The following sailings have been cancelled:
From Portsmouth: 07:30, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:30
From Fishbourne: 08:30, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30, 18:30, 20:30

On Monday, April 28, two extra sailings will run from Portsmouth at 18:30 and 20:30, returning from Fishbourne at 1930 and 2130. The following sailings have been cancelled:
From Portsmouth: 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30
From Fishbourne: 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30

On Friday, May 2, the following sailings have been cancelled:
From Portsmouth: 07:30, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:30, 21:30
From Fishbourne: 08:30, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30, 18:30, 20:30, 22:30

The spokesman added: "We’ve contacted those customers who were booked to travel on the cancelled sailings and transferred them to alternative crossings but we’d like to take this opportunity to apologise for the inconvenience caused by the unavoidable changes to our maintenance schedule."

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