Posted on 01 Dec 2010 Lymington Harbour Commissioners Stakeholder Update – November 2010 Review of ‘W’ Class Ferry Operations & Marine Safety Introduction In 2009, Lymington Harbour Commissioners appointed BMT Isis to conduct an independent review of ferry operations and marine safety on the river during the busy summer season. Their report also analysed ferry … Continue reading LHC Update November 2010
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Posted on 23 Feb 2010 Whilst the Harbour Commissioners have consistently supported the need for a proper evaluation and control of any potential environmental effects of the new ferries on the river and adjacent protected areas, we must take issue with the misinformation contained in the front page article of the Lymington Times on 20th … Continue reading New Ferries Stakeholders Update – No. 10
Posted on 18 Feb 2010 On 16 February Mr Justice Owen gave his judgement in the case bought by the Lymington River Association against Wightlink and DEFRA He ruled that the decision taken by Wightlink to introduce W class ferries in February 2009 was unlawful being in breach of its duties under the Habitats Directive … Continue reading Ferries- Judge rules that Wightlink acted unlawfully
Posted on 17 Feb 2010 Having received a copy of the court’s judgement the Commissioners note that it has confirmed that LHC has no powers to consent to, or prohibit, the introduction of the new ferries. It also notes the position taken by LHC in February 2009 and publicised by Stakeholder Update no 4 as … Continue reading New Ferries Stakeholders Update – No. 9
Posted on 14 Jan 2010 Safety & Risk Assessment My previous update to stakeholders issued on the 15th May indicated that the operation of the new ferries would be kept under review following publication of the Phase 2 risk assessment report by our marine risk consultants (BMT). In particular, at a meeting with stakeholders on … Continue reading New Ferries Stakeholders Update – No. 8
Posted on 11 Mar 2009 There have been a number of developments since 24 February. The Harbour Commissioners have renewed their request to Wightlink to refrain from operating the new ferries until the environmental concerns have been resolved. Whilst they have ignored this request, Wightlink have confirmed that they are operating within the requirements for … Continue reading New Ferries River Trials Information Update to Stakeholders – No. 5
Posted on 04 Mar 2009 The Solent Protection Society (SPS) whilst supporting the need for a regular ferry service, deeply regrets the decision by Wightlink to bring the new ferries into operation before all the tests are complete and before the Marine and Fisheries Agency has reached its decision taking into account the advice provided … Continue reading SPS Regrets Wightlink Decision To Operate New Ferries
Posted on 25 Feb 2009 Wightlink have defied the will of all the regulators in deciding to introduce their new ferries before the necessary safety trials are complete and the environmental concerns have been resolved. They have taken this action despite repeated requests from the LHC and their previous undertaking not to do so. They … Continue reading New Ferries River Trials Information Update to Stakeholders – No. 4
Posted on 13 Feb 2009 Further to our article re the HR Wallingford Report, posted on 12/02/09, Natural England has now issued its formal advice to regulators on the impact to Natura 2000 sites at Lymington Estuary (SAC, SPA, Ramsar) of the proposed introduction of the Wightlink W class ferry service.