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New passenger ferry leaves the Isle of Wight to sail 200 nautical miles to London

The newest addition to London’s river bus transport network is today making its almost 200 nautical mile maiden journey to the Capital from the Isle of Wight. Joining the MBNA Thames Clippers fleet, Mercury Clipper, is the first of two new boats that will enter service in London this summer. Six members of crew – with over 80 years of combined experience between them – will carry out the 12 hour journey, at an average speed of 20 knots. Travelling along the English coast, the boat will sail past landmarks including Spinnaker Tower at Gunwharf Quays, Brighton Pier and the White Cliffs of Dover to its home at Trinity Buoy Wharf in east London. The two new 172 capacity passenger boats (Mercury

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