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Wight Shipyard Co refits Red Funnel high speed passenger catamaran

Red Jet 3 high and dry.

High and dry for refit at Wight Shipyard Co is Red Funnel’s high speed passenger ferry Red Jet 3. The 1998 Cowes built catamaran is undergoing her annual survey and refit at East Cowes on the Isle of Wight marking the first time the vessel has been refitted on the Island since it was built by FBM Marine.

The scope of work involves inspection of the hulls, removal and refurbishment of the twin MJP waterjet units, painting, antifouling and re-certification.

Peter Morton, CEO of WSC, said: “In addition to our current new-build work for London based MBNA Thames Clippers, we have been successful in winning a number of important refit contracts. This valuable contract from Red Funnel demonstrates our unrivalled skills base and competiveness in the fast ferry repair market.”

Also receiving WSC attention this week is the 21 metre Njord Offshore crew transfer vessel Njord Avocet which called at the yard while on passage from Germany to the Irish Sea.

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