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Wightlink helps Blackgang Chine celebrate its 175th birthday

Travellers heading to and from the Isle of Wight this summer have been welcomed on board Wightlink’s St Clare ferry by characters from Blackgang Chine. Lady Penelope and Raphus, two larger-than-life Dodos, were joined by The Fairy Queen and Buffalo Bob the Bounty Hunter to entertain holidaymakers and other customers crossing the Solent. Captain Ed […]

August, 20th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Victoria of Wight welcomes her first vehicles on board

Isle of Wight haulier George Jenkins was the first person to drive on board Wightlink’s new £30million flagship Victoria of Wight. He took an articulated lorry full of Wightlink stores and supplies for the hybrid energy ship on to the lower vehicle deck at the company’s Portsmouth car ferry terminal on Sunday afternoon (12 August). […]

August, 13th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink’s new £30million flagship Victoria of Wight is in the Western Channel and will enter Portsmouth Harbour tomorrow morning

Victoria of Wight will be catching the tide to enter Portsmouth Harbour tomorrow morning after her lengthy journey from Turkey. She is already south of the Isle of Wight. Wightlink’s new flagship for the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route left the Cemre shipyard in Yalova on Monday 16 July for the 3,019 nautical mile voyage. She has sailed […]

August, 9th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink’s Vertipools are finalists for a top environmental award

An array of five artificial rockpools, or ‘Vertipools’ installed on a harbour wall at Wightlink’s ferry terminal at Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight by Island ecological consultancy Artecology, has been shortlisted for a national environmental award. The winners of the CIRIA BIG Biodiversity Challenge will be announced in London on 12 September 2018. Artecology […]

August, 7th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Police take to the seas to promote crime prevention

Isle of Wight people and holidaymakers travelling on Wightlink’s car ferry St Faith have been picking up useful tips on crime prevention from Hampshire police officers. A team of uniformed officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) from Portsmouth, led by Sergeant Rob Sutton, made several crossings between the city and Fishbourne to talk to customers […]

August, 7th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink announces sponsorship of new Youth Mental Health Taskforce

Wightlink has announced it is to sponsor the Isle of Wight Youth Trust’s newly formed Youth Mental Health Taskforce as part of its ongoing support for the charity. Wightlink will assist the Trust’s Taskforce to provide peer-to-peer advocacy to young people, helping break down the stigma associated with mental health. The Taskforce will also help […]

July, 27th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Isle of Wight bikes set sail for new life in Africa

An Island charity that collects unwanted bikes and sends them to Africa has received a helping hand from Wightlink. Re-Cycle Isle of Wight provides bicycles to communities in Africa. They offer people a route out of poverty through work or education by providing cheap and sustainable transport. For the past eight years, Wightlink has supported […]

July, 25th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink’s crew rescues two boys from a capsized dinghy off Lymington

The crew of Wight Sky rescued two young teenage boys who had been thrown into the Solent from a capsized dinghy just outside the Lymington River on Tuesday evening. Captain Dave Booker was alerted when a passenger spotted the boys in the water near their upturned craft and ordered the ferry’s rescue boat be launched […]

July, 18th 2018 Read full Press Release »

She’s coming home – Victoria of Wight sets off for the Solent

Wightlink’s new £30million flagship Victoria of Wight is on her way to the Solent to join the rest of the company’s fleet. The environmentally friendly hybrid energy ferry departed from the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey on Monday 16 July at 20:00 for the 3,019 nautical mile journey to Portsmouth*. She is being towed by […]

July, 17th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Portsmouth pupils to get on the water, thanks to Wightlink’s support for the Andrew Simpson Foundation

Wightlink has teamed up with the Andrew Simpson Foundation’s Watersports Centre in Langstone Harbour to provide 500 young people aged 12 and 13 years from Portsmouth schools with the opportunity to experience sailing for themselves. The Portsmouth-based ferry company is supporting the charity’s Discover Sailing programme. It encourages young people in the city to get […]

July, 16th 2018 Read full Press Release »

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