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Wightlink welcomes leading marine technology specialist

A senior executive of the global technology company Wärtsilä has visited Wightlink’s car ferry terminal in Portsmouth and crossed the Solent on St Clare, which is fitted with Wärtsilä engines. Vice-President of Wärtsilä Marine Solutions Aaron Bresnahan and his colleagues met Chief Executive Keith Greenfield and received an update on the ferry company’s £45million investment […]

June, 12th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink welcomes its new Environmental Officer

Marine Environment Science specialist Nicola Craig has joined Wightlink as the ferry company’s first Environmental Officer. She will focus on how to make its operations as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible, building on initiatives such as installing EV charging points on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route, reducing plastics whenever possible and encouraging customers to use reusable […]

June, 12th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose is remembered in Ryde

Wightlink’s FastCat passengers crossing the Solent this summer will be able to learn more about Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose from displays at Ryde Pier Head. Information about the Tudor ship – one of the leading attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – will be available near the ticket office, more than 35 years after she […]

June, 12th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Victoria of Wight impresses in sea trials

Wightlink’s new flagship Victoria of Wight, part of the company’s £45million investment in the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route, has impressed senior managers, captains and engineers during her first sea trials in the Sea of Marmara. The ship has completed three days sailing with staff from the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey, a Lloyds Register surveyor, numerous specialist […]

June, 12th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Pier rescue for exhausted dog

Wightlink’s staff at Ryde Pier sprang into action when a customer reported seeing an exhausted dog swimming half a mile out to sea near the end of the pier at 07:00 this morning (Sunday, 3 June 2018) . Scott Harvey, Mike Parsons and Dave Prangnell coaxed the struggling labrador round the back of the pier. […]

June, 12th 2018 Read full Press Release »

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