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And another - reports of an incident involving Red Falcon in Cowes this morning.  Some reports indicating another collision with moored yachts, and some indicating the ferry aground.

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Yet another early morning `Bull in a china shop` escapade in fog. The question is why do the masters seem to carry on regardless instead of using descretion and abandoning the arrival/departure at Cowes.....or is this another example of intense commercial pressures forcing judgements to be suspended..Some suggestion that there are people in the water after the collision with RNLI mounting a large search...

   Lets hope all ends well..

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Also on BBC news web site https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45932147

I see they have crossed out Red and put in Green on the side of the ferry, is this Red Funnel's attempt at becoming more environmentally aware or are they just trying to justify when the are the wrong side of the shipping lane and keep crashing? Either way it just looks pathetic.

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Wow. Did they make a horrible navigation error and think the esplanade was the berth? I wonder if hitting the yachts and grounding saved a potentially nastier collision with the wall? It certainly looks very close.

Screenshot from marine traffic, photo taken from iwcp.

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42 minutes ago, DGodVSP said:

Also on BBC news web site https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45932147

I see they have crossed out Red and put in Green on the side of the ferry, is this Red Funnel's attempt at becoming more environmentally aware or are they just trying to justify when the are the wrong side of the shipping lane and keep crashing? Either way it just looks pathetic.

That's actually an unfair dig. No doubt it's the RF response to Wightlink VoW.

https://www.redfunnel.co.uk/en/corporate-info/media-pr/press-release-library/red-goes-green/

 

Now back on topic...

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Not sure if anyone in high office from Red Funnel will come on her and say anything.  James F would have probably said something, Fran Collins (former Condor) is CEO now.  Not sure if she will post here.  James probably would have given us the low down.

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53 minutes ago, cvabishop said:

That's a big change of course. Maybe there was a technical fault?

She seems to have been slightly to the east of the normal course, hit the yacht and then turned and gone slowly astern until grounding.

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1 hour ago, bekkia said:

That's actually an unfair dig. No doubt it's the RF response to Wightlink VoW.

https://www.redfunnel.co.uk/en/corporate-info/media-pr/press-release-library/red-goes-green/

 

Now back on topic...

Quite right it is a dig, fair or not. Wightlink by investing in VoW is at least starting to move away from the use of fossil fuels. Yes she may be a hybrid and still use combustion engines some of the time but it should be seen as work in progress and a step in the right direction. Painting the word green on the side of a ferry doesn't do anything to reduce our reliance on oil based fuels.

Rant over, back to topic (again)......

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16 minutes ago, DGodVSP said:

Quite right it is a dig, fair or not. Wightlink by investing in VoW is at least starting to move away from the use of fossil fuels. Yes she may be a hybrid and still use combustion engines some of the time but it should be seen as work in progress and a step in the right direction. Painting the word green on the side of a ferry doesn't do anything to reduce our reliance on oil based fuels.

Rant over, back to topic (again)......

Did you read the link? It's not just painting the word green on the side of the ferry. There have been changes to fuel, waste management etc. Granted it's not as good as hybrid but still steps in the right direction.

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1 hour ago, bekkia said:

Did you read the link? It's not just painting the word green on the side of the ferry. There have been changes to fuel, waste management etc. Granted it's not as good as hybrid but still steps in the right direction.

Ah so as the saying goes "you can polish a t**d, but it's still a t**d"

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