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  1. Thought it was far fetched as it cost a lot to get a passenger cert ..and can’t see it being profitable
  2. I saw the webcam on top of the esplanade hotel earlier ..there is one on top of all saints church as well ..there is a rumour of Solent express coming back so these cameras make it easier to keep a 👀 out
  3. Off till at least Monday hydraulics failure
  4. https://onthewight.com/new-webcams-provide-delight-for-trainspotters-and-transport-buffs/?fbclid=IwAR0nknj__5dGgyrBBqZGkwbRKz6qpmbP0L7Hr45BgvJ83pPHMlrzy7189aw
  5. Looks like a new webcam is coming on sat nov 7 th based in Ryde and you can see all the ferries and hovercraft from it
  6. The passengers and some freight drivers were put on the red jet and taken
  7. Seen the kestrel full of scooters and cars over the bank holiday weekend recently when 2 raptors were out with faults surprising how much they could get on her
  8. Just noticed Wight sky is in Falmouth
  9. Had to go Wightlink Yarmouth yesterday even tho I wanted Southampton but all on time to the minute and a nice drive through the new forest
  10. Went on Clare and vow last week very efficient loading and unloading amazing how quick it is with the upper loading .noticed faith was flat loading then ..went on red funnel and there was a notice stating capacity at 73% so that could be the reason faith is flat loading
  11. 2 boat service next week as well don’t know which 2 tho
  12. I think you are right ..also freight only = minimum crew
  13. It has been confirmed that she is doing freight sailings to back up st Clare whilst vow is out
  14. She went into Pompey then fishbourne then Pompey..and the question is did she do a run with traffic.?
  15. The service operated at the moment is the minimum needed to maintain a lifeline service there are subsidies in place to pay for it
  16. Rest assured that if you see our Island ferries out and about on the Solent – they are maintaining ONLY lifeline supply routes to and from the Isle of Wight – but all three ferry operators do need to ensure that their vessels and staff remain in tip top condition. So, you might see a number of movements of all vessels from Hovertravel Ltd, Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferry or Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, in the coming days and weeks performing training for their colleagues, drills and as part of maintenance regimes. Our ferries are ensuring that we get essential supplies, medicatio
  17. In the news it says we are short of firefighters on the island because of self isolating and they are doing 24 hour shifts instead of 12 hour ones so not so much moving around of people to minimise risk ..so they could do that ....
  18. Now Wight Ryder 1 is getting the same treatment
  19. Wight Ryder 2 out today for a battery charge amongst other things
  20. https://www.hovertravel.co.uk/media/press-releases/
  21. Helicopters are not always available ..patients that can’t be stabilised can’t go in a helicopter ...a helicopter transfer cost £6000 plus from iow to Southampton.dont know what the hovercraft would cost but a lot less I would imagine hope these answers help
  22. Hovercraft has been converted to carry stretchers with a standby crew on 24/7 that can go direct to Southampton or southsea.also in case of rough weather a chinook or coastguard helicopter are available.a lot of crossings had only a very few passengers on them in some cases only 1.when I had treatment in Southampton hospital used to take the car ferry over..red funnel are doing car hospital returns for a car and people for about £10.60 return .it cost £8 to park your car over here for a day so looks like they have covered a lot of the problems that cancelling red jet brought about
  23. https://www.islandecho.co.uk/wightlink-passengers-car-window-smashed-as-firefighting-equipment-breaks-free/
  24. Takes 20 mins each day to check a lorry over to make it safe to drive and fill the paperwork in so I hope they spend an hour on a big boat .if not might explain all the cancellations.if it doesn’t take that long why didn’t they do what addicat said and maintain timetable
  25. Takes more than an hour to get Clare ready to go ..so probably no one wants to extend an already long shift and I doubt any firm will,pay overtime if not needed..
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