May 2, 2019
- The historic alliance between Fast Ferries and Golden Star Ferries is no more. Last year they acquired the HSC catamaran EXPRESS, in order to compete with SeaJets. However, they will now both go their own way. Who is going to have the catamaran will be known later on.
- Red Kestrel is Red Funnel’s first freight-only roll-on-roll-off vessel to operate between Southampton and the Isle of Weight. The double-ender has been named in Southampton on 25 April.
- Ferries and ships remained docked at Greek ports on 1 May, after the union of the Greek seamen PNO held a 24-hour strike. The union has published a long list of demands to justify the strike.