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adw2007

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  1. Wight Sky has suffered another engine room fire. That's three now. https://www.islandecho.co.uk/engine-room-fire-breaks-out-on-wightlink-ferry/
  2. It was complete chaos yesterday. Up to fours hours of traffic waiting on the Portsmouth side at one point. Lots of people were late to the port anyway due to a bad accident on the A3. Portsmouth was gridlocked at one point no one moved for 45 minutes. Tweets were sent out sending people to the CFP, only to find service had been resumed from the camber. We were booked on the 7 and just managed to get on the Wight sun out at 8:30.
  3. According the the island echo. Wightlink has confirmed massive investment in the fishbourne route, including a new ferry. More details to follow.
  4. Another incident for Wightlink. This time, Wight Sun has struck a small private vessel and has suffered some light damage following a failure of the forward propulsion system. vessel is out of service.
  5. Re: St Helen Mezzanine Deck Failure Latest reports indicate that four people have been injured as a result of the collapse. Fortunately, none of the injuries are life threatening. A spokesman for the IOW Ambulance Service has reported that there were cars underneath the deck at the time of the collapse. St Helen returned to Portsmouth empty later to allow St Clare to dock (over 90 minutes late). This is currently the 2nd most read story on the BBC News website.
  6. St Helen has suffered a mezzanine deck failure and is currently sat in Fishbourne with half of the right side deck hanging down. Emergency services are currently on scene and it is suspected that there are people injured following this incident as paramedics with spinal boards have boarded the vessel. It is currently believed that the bottom deck was empty of all vehicles before the incident occurred. This information from the island echo. This thread is open to everyone for any news updates or discussion of the incident.
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