MV Wight Light


MV Wight Light

MV "Wight Light" is a car ferry built for the British ferry operator Wightlink. She was due to be delivered to Wightlink in late August 2008. She arrived in England on 1 September 2008 at approximately 2230 BST (GMT+1). She will be put into service ferrying cars and passengers between mainland England and the Isle of Wight.

Construction and launch

MV "Wight Light" was designed by naval architects Hart Fenton & Company. She was constructed at the Kraljevica shipyard in Croatia where she was launched on 26 January 2008, [ [http://www.iwcp.co.uk/Features/Wight_Living/ALLS_WELD_THAT_ENDS_WELD_AS_VESSEL_SHRINKS_1.aspx ALL`S WELD THAT ENDS WELD AS VESSEL SHRINKS] "Isle of Wight County Press", 1 Feb 2008] the first of three vessels to be completed that were commissioned by Wightlink to replace their ageing ferries MV "Caedmon", MV "Cenred" and MV "Cenwulf" on the Yarmouth to Lymington route. Her sister ships will be MV "Wight Sky" and MV "Wight Sun".

Arrival In England

MV "Wight Light" arrived in Lymington on 1 September 2008 at approximately 2230 BST (GMT+1). She will commence sea trials in the Solent before being put into service.

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