Sailings cancelled due to mechanical issue
In the afternoon of Dec 13, 2018, Wightlink has cancelled several sailings of the "Wight Sun" on the Yarmouth to Lymington route due to a mechanical issue. The 1 p.m. sailing from Lymington and the 2.05 p.m. sailing from Yarmouth were been cancelled as well as the 12.05 p.m. sailing from Yarmouth. Customers were accommodated on the next available sailing.
Ferry stuck in the mud
There have been delays on cross-Solent ferries between Lymington and the Isle of Wight in the morning of Sep 29, 2015, after the “Wight Sun” got stuck in mud. he early morning ferry service was disrupted due to a low tide. Lower than predicted tidal conditions left the Wightlink ferry grounded on mud in its berth in Lymington. The ferry was due to make the 40-minute crossing to Yarmouth at 05:35 a.m., but was unable to get afloat until 07:00 a.m. This led to delays of as much as 90 minutes. The low tide was causing problems across the region with sailors trying to avoid some of the shallower parts of the Solent. Report with photo: http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13790027.Delays_on_ferry_services_as_ship_gets_stuck_in_mud/
Wightlink withdraws car ferry from its Lymington to Yarmouth route following an incident
Visitors to the Isle of Wight are facing delays after a car ferry was withdrawn from service. The Wightlink vessel was taken off the Lymington to Yarmouth route after a problem with its forward propulsion system.Passengers had reported the Wight Sun ferry collided with a barge. Wightlink bosses initially rubbished the claims but later admitted the ferry “made light contact” with a navigation post and “briefly touched” a small boat. A spokesman said: “Wightlink's Lymington to Yarmouth ferry Wight Sun experienced a technical problem to its forward propulsion system this morning shortly after leaving Lymington at 10:15am. “Following assistance from the Lymington Harbour Master's motor launch, Wight Sun continued on its journey to Yarmouth where passengers and vehicles disembarked in the usual way. “During the manoeuvre in the Lymington River, the ferry made light contact with a navigation post which was undamaged. It also briefly touched a small boat moored next to a barge containing rocks for breakwater work, leaving scratches.” Two other vessels – Wight Sky and Wight Light – remain on the route but delays are expected to continue source: Southern Daily echoUpload News