Wightlink prepares fleet for summer restart

Wightlink prepares fleet for summer restart

Wightlink

Works included the overhaul of engines, hydraulics and air conditioning

Wightlink is completing a £5 million ($6.96 million) maintenance and refit programme for its fleet of eight ferries ahead of restarting operations in summer 2021.

Works completed over the winter have included the overhaul of engines, hydraulics and air conditioning. Painting and deep cleaning has also been carried out onboard the vessels.

“It has been a challenging year with many of our vessels laid up and far fewer customers than usual onboard our services,” said Keith Greenfield, chief executive of Wightlink. “We are ready for summer 2021 and hope the UK government will be able to relax restrictions according to the roadmap so things can start to get back to normal.”

The last ship to enter dry dock at A&P Shipyard in Falmouth, UK, is Wight Sun. The ship will return to her homeport of Lymington on 30 March.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
12 March 2021

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