Feature, Freight News, Sea

Red Kestrel in service

[ May 24, 2019   //   ]

Isle of Wight operator Red Funnel’s new freight ferry, Red Kestrel officially entered service on 24 May following sea trials in the Solent.

Red Kestrel marks Red Funnel’s first dedicated ro ro freight ship since the company’s inception almost 160 years ago. She will operate between Southampton and the Isle of Wight and as a freight vessel, she is limited to 12 passengers and constructed specifically to provide additional year-round freight capacity for Red Funnel’s Southampton to East Cowes route.

(More on Red Kestrel in the next printed issue of FBJ – FBJ 4 2019)