Accident round-up : 20th January 2017

Wightlink ferry St Faith caught fire while crossing the Solent from Portsmouth to Fishbourne. The fire spread to the bridge wing on the port side. All passengers were transferred to the rear of the vessel and the crew began fighting the fire while continuing the short journey to Fishbourne. At the pier two fire trucks and firemen helped extinguish the flames. All 52 passengers were uninjured. Wightlink ferry St Faith (IMO: 8907228) is 574dwt and 3,009grt. St Faith is covered by Shipowners’ P&I Club through Wightlink Ltd.