Hovertravel’s Island Rescueservice has been recognised as 2020’s best Passenger Transport project by theChartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. In its 28th year,the awards ceremony was conducted virtually last night, with a thank you to allthe key workers in the transport industry delivered by HRH, The Princess Royal.
Neil Chapman, managingdirector of Hovertravel, said: “We are humbled to be recognised for our effortsto support the Isle Of Wight NHS and the local communities on either side ofthe Solent. Our Island Rescue service would not have been possiblewithout the support of Griffon Hoverwork and the Maritime & CoastguardAgency and we share this award together with all the engineers, pilots and crewof Hovertravel who continue to help save lives in this way.”
The award judges praised theengineering skill and the prompt regulatory approvals which brought thisinnovative service into operation in less than two weeks, remarking that“positive change is not always about huge passenger volumes and sometimes asmall development can deliver a big difference.“
Neil adds: “The service wasborn out of COVID but alongside the improved outcomes for Isle of Wightpatients, it delivers significant efficiencies for the Isle of Wight’sAmbulance service and is a permanent facility offered by Hovertravel.”