Ferry failures: delays on Wightlink’s Yarmouth Saturday service

October’s ferry failures continued into the weekend with Wightlink again experiencing difficulties on its Yarmouth-Lymington service.

Wightlink said its Saturday services were delayed by up to 45 minutes this afternoon (October 27).

A problem that has been blighting the service much of the week – dubbed by Wightlink as “a mechanical issue with an essential piece of equipment” – is still proving troublesome.

Wightlink asked travellers to continue to check in on time and apologised for any changes to travel plans.

But Saturday’s issues merely continues the trend with October proving a dreadful month for Wightlink, Hovertravel and, of course, Red Funnel, whose Red Falcon car ferry ran aground last Sunday after colliding with moored yachts while heading into Cowes.

For Wightlink, the Yarmouth-Lymington mechanical issue led to several sailings on Thursday, (October 25) being cancelled. The 6.40am, 8.45am and 11am sailings from Lymington and the 7.50am, 10.05am and 12.05pm sailings from Yarmouth were all cancelled.


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