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MP RECEIVES REASSURANCES THAT WIGHTLINK ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS ARE ‘A PRIORITY’

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely has received reassurances from the Maritime Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) that the investigations into Wightlink’s engine failures are a priority for the authority.

Mr Seely has taken to Twitter this afternoon (Monday) to say he has spoken with Andrew Moll of the MAIB about the ongoing investigations. It follows a series of engine failures that have resulted in fires on board Wightlink’s Yarmouth to Lymington ferries.

There are currently 2 outstanding investigations relating to Wightlink’s Wight Sky; 14th December 2018 and 26th August 2018. A third incident on 12th September 2017 has already been investigated.

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Bob has said that he had hoped that the inquiry would be concluded in weeks, not months. He has also stated that he’s stressed to the MAIB the need to understand the cause of the engine failures so that Wightlink can get back to running their services with a full complement of engines, therefore providing a more regular service in winter conditions.

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