At 74m in length, the vessel will provide 265 lane metres of roll-on/roll-off freight capacity and will carry up to 12 passengers. The ship was designed for freight traffic and constructed specifically to provide additional year-round freight capacity for Red Funnel’s Southampton-East Cowes route.

LK Valves & Controls supplied the quick closing valve system comprising of a hydraulic control station cabinet, 2 x two handle hydraulic release stations without cabinet and the quick closing valves, all within 3 weeks of receiving the order.

Amongst the other valves supplied were the new design LK storm valves and new Winel aluminium tank vent check valves.

The vessel named ‘Red Kestrel’ is due to enter service in May 2019.