Young Islanders head into the boardroom with ferry company CEO

Young Isle of Wight leaders got an insight into hybrid energy technology on a visit to Wightlink.

Isaac Lethbridge MYP, Isle of Wight member of the UK Youth Parliament, his deputy MYP, Benson Hardy, and Youth Council member, India Dale, met Captain Matt Mullins on the Bridge of Wightlinks flagship Victoria of Wight.

They saw how the ships sophisticated engine management system combines energy from conventional generators and powerful batteries to save fuel and cut emissions on the Fishbourne-Portsmouth route.

Quizzed the CEOThe young leaders then held a boardroom discussion with Wightlink Chief Executive Keith Greenfield about matters raised by the Islands young people through the national Make Your Mark initiative.

They included the ferry companys Green Agenda, careers in the maritime industry and fare structures. Youth Council member, Owen Buchan, joined them for the talk.

Lethbridge: Commitment to protecting the environment Isaac Lethbridge says,

It was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Wightlink and its work. It was particularly great to hear about the company’s commitment to protecting the environment, as this was a key issue raised by young people through the Make Your Mark campaign.

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