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Archived News Release 02-10-2003

Bergen Castle joins the vehicle ferry fleet

As part of a new £7m investment programme, one of Red Funnel's 3 modern Raptor Class vehicle ferries (Red Osprey) has sailed to Gdansk in Poland for a major refit.

To maintain the normal 3-ship timetable, Bergen Castle joins the fleet on a temporary basis and will operate in place of Red Osprey.

Passengers are advised that this ship does not have all the facilities found on the Raptor Class vessels. As the Bergen Castle has no passenger lift it is not suitable for babies in pushchairs, wheelchair bound customers, the visually impaired and passengers with restricted mobility. Catering options are more limited and the crossing time is slightly longer at 60-65 min.

Due to tidal restrictions in Cowes it may be necessary from time to time to cancel Bergen Castle sailings.

Red Osprey will be back in service by the end of 2003 but in the meantime, Red Funnel would like to apologise to any customer who has been inconvenienced during this period.

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