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  1. bekkia

    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    Assuming St Cecilia goes to Delcomar... Will this cause issues with the delivery voyage for them or will it be reflagged and then not under MCA rulings?
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    To be honest it's close on libelous at times. If you read Adicats posts and knew nothing else you would think Wightlink take deliberate actions to run late, and waste money hence inflating fares. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and view but it should be balanced and if necessary, evidence based.
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    Another example... The notion they would be paying hourly for a tow.... Ridiculous!
  4. bekkia

    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    It just annoys me. There's nothing to acknowledge the £30m spent on a new vessel, or £15m spent on sorting the double deck loading facilities, but as soon as there's a short delay it's immediately the fault of Wightlink and needs posting about. What people often forget is that Wightlink have to operate in a really congested port with military and cross channel movements, Red Funnel only have container and cruise and often get priority over these vessels.
  5. bekkia

    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    You really don't like WL do you? Why exaggerate delays? And do you have any evidence for your statement regarding a 2nd hybrid ship or is this just supposition?
  6. bekkia

    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    I was down in Gunwharf earlier. VoW was out and about doing various trials including berthing on both sides. St Clare had to wait a while at 3pm in Gunwharf. Stunning looking vessel although already some scrapes on the bow, presumably from the tow.
  7. bekkia

    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    Live Facebook stream.
  8. bekkia

    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    She's just off Weymouth now.
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    Fire in engine room- Wightlink

    That's pretty appalling and it reads as of lots of maintenance shortcuts were being routinely taken. Rather than take the time to open up the correct accessway they squeezed critical components through unsuitable routes to save time. Poor maintenance seems to pervade all off these Wightlink issues... Still Catherine deck collapse, Saint Faith bin fire and I'm sure there was something on one of the old cats involving exhaust lagging. Really quite concerning.
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    Wight Sky: https://web.archive.org/web/20090403165707/http://www.wightlink.co.uk/new-ships/wight-sky---captain's-log.aspx Wight Light: https://web.archive.org/web/20090403165637/http://www.wightlink.co.uk:80/new-ships/wight-light---captain's-log.aspx Wight Sun: https://web.archive.org/web/20090403162515/http://www.wightlink.co.uk:80/new-ships/wight-sun---captain's-log.aspx
  11. bekkia

    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    It's being towed here when ready. Bizarre as the W class all came under their own power. http://www.wightlink.co.uk/pressrelease/victoria-of-wight-impresses-in-sea-trials/
  12. bekkia

    Newbuild Freight Ferry for Red Funnel

    Keel laying ceremony complete with uncomfortable looking photos! http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16262479.Keel_laid_for_Red_Funnels__new_roro_vessel_in_traditional_ceremony/
  13. bekkia

    Hythe Ferry

    Well this is unexpected.... https://www.facebook.com/groups/544491335590404/permalink/1659364224103104/
  14. Local media are reporting a fire in the engine room of Wight Sky late last night. http://iwradio.co.uk/2017/09/12/one-hurt-in-wightlink-ferry-engine-room-fire-at-yarmouth/
  15. bekkia

    WIGHTLINE: New catamaran

    So it seems to have missed the summer season? What's happening with it? Does Ashleigh R have to be sold before they have the cash to get it serviceable?