MV St. Faith and MV St. Helen

July 17th, 2014 by Robin 6E
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MV St Faith (Left) and MV St Helen (Right)

MV St. Faith is a St-Class ferry operated by Wightlink. She is 77 meters long and 17 meters wide. Like all of the other St-Class ferries, she operates on the Portsmouth – Fishbourne route.  MV St. Faith can carry 772 passengers, 142 cars and 12 lorries/coaches. She is the second youngest of the St-Class ferries, after St. Clare.

On 28th May 2010, St. Faith rammed the side of the dock in Portsmouth. This injured two passengers and breached the lower hull. Luckily, the ship didn’t sink, and the passengers got better quickly. On 30th May 2014, a lovely bunch of children from Cricklade went to the Isle of Wight on St. Faith.

MV St Helen is also a St-Class ferry, also operated by Wightlink. She is 75 meters long and 17 meters wide, making her almost identical to St. Faith. She also operates on the Portsmouth – Fishbourne route. She can accommodate 769 passengers, 142 cars and 11 lorries/ coaches.

    She was the largest Isle of Wight ferry until St. Clare entered service in 2001. On 4th July 2014 a wonderful group of children went home to Cricklade onboard St. Helen.

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5 Responses to “MV St. Faith and MV St. Helen”

  1. Alex says:

    An St Helen is being Retired in 2015

  2. Alex says:

    How is St Helen the largest 75M When St Faith is 77M??

  3. Robin 6E says:

    Update: In 2014, the Upper Car Deck aboard St. Helen collapsed, injuring 4 people. They were taken to hospital when the ship docked. Nobody was killed in the accident.

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