EVENING SAILINGS CANCELLED ON WIGHTLINK ROUTE DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES

Wightlink has announced that a technical issue with 1 of its ferries means a number of sailings on the Fishbourne-Portsmouth route have been cancelled today (Wednesday) and across both Thursday and Friday.

The cross-Solent operator says that an issue on board St Clare means that the 20:00 sailing from Portsmouth Gunwharf and the 21:00 return from Fishbourne have been pulled.

It has not been disclosed what exactly the issue is, but it is said that the action is necessary to ensure that the car ferry service is operated to the highest possible standard.

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Wightlink apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Zippy
Zippy
7 months ago

Perhaps a coffee machine isn’t working properly.

martin
martin
Reply to  Zippy
7 months ago

More likely hey only have a few cars booked so they pull it, offering some lame excuse…Whatever the truth is, we never ever get to know.

Pete B
Pete B
7 months ago

Wightlink’s car ferry has a mystery technical problem, so cancel sailings, Red Funnel’s Red jet has ‘generator issues’ so cancel sailings and Red Funnel’s car ferry has ‘fuel contamination’ so cancel sailing, all in the same week…. and next week…

Eatmyshorts
Eatmyshorts
7 months ago

By that time of the day they only run a 2 boat service so why can’t the st faith be used?

bembridge barnie
bembridge barnie
7 months ago

Wightlink’s turn today, fuel contamination, no cannot use that red funnel beat us to that excuse, undisclosed technical issues, yep, that should cover everyhting.

Quayman III
Quayman III
7 months ago

Did they get the fuel from the same supplier as RF that they had to cancel crossings, oh is that not coincidence

Roger
Roger
7 months ago

Wrong sort of sunshine….or the schools have gone back?

Jon Roberts
Jon Roberts
7 months ago

Highest possible standard, I assume they are looking for a new operator!

Iow council
Iow council
7 months ago

use me as a build bridge/tunnel button………

Zed
Zed
7 months ago

What a convenient coincidence; busy school hols are over and they have problems… Red Funnel had cancellations too this week.. mme….

Maleficent
Maleficent
7 months ago

Operate to the highest standard, that’s a load of cobblers, a few months ago I was travelling early spring time, cold there was no heating and the air con unit was peeing out like potty! Can someone also tell me if there is a major incident, as happened in recent times and we need fire engines or other emergency services here urgently, what happens then??

 

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