Charter service continues on Wightlink

By Ross Findon

Wednesday, January 29, 2014



A CHARTER vessel is continuing to operate some Wightlink passenger services today (Wednesday).

It follows disruption yesterday (Tuesday) for Isle of Wight commuters, caused by a mechanical problem on Wight Ryder II.

The company announced it would continue to use a charter vessel for some sailings today, as well as cancelling the 06:40 Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head and the 19:15 Ryde Pier to Portsmouth Harbour sailings.

The charter vessel will operate the following sailings:

•From Ryde Pier Head: 07:10, 08:10, 09:10, 17:10 and 18:10

•From Portsmouth Harbour: 07:40, 08:40, 16:40, 17:40 and 18:40

*Wightlink confirmed this evening that a charter vessel would be in operation tomorrow (Thursday) and the 06:40 Portsmouth to Ryde Pierhead and the 19:15 Ryde Pierhead to Portsmouth sailings had been cancelled.


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by Keven Ball

31st January 2014, at 18:58:02

@Neil (remember names start with a capital letter)!
You wrote "Are short of a bob or two Keven?" Did you mean " Are you short of a bob or two Keven?" In reply, no I am not! But thanks for the concern. Are you asking me for money?

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by neil jacks

30th January 2014, at 14:55:17

Are short of a bob or two Keven?

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by pete jenkins

29th January 2014, at 17:36:49

This is not good.
It would be interesting to know exactly how many days / services have been affected since the introduction of the "Ryders" by Wightlink.
About time there were some reliable ferries on this route.
The days of PS Ryde and Whippingham plus steamers Brading, Shanklin, etc. come to mind.

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by Keven Ball

29th January 2014, at 09:50:34

I am glad some services are still running, at a high cost!

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