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man who fell overboard on wightlink ferry named as alan stafford
man who fell overboard on wightlink ferry named as alan stafford

Man who fell overboard on Wightlink Ferry Named as Alan Stafford

A man who fell from a Wightlink Ferry that had left the Isle of Wight has been named as
Alan Stafford who lived in Craneswater Park in Southsea. A major search operation was sparked after Mr Stafford fell from the Wightlink Ferry mid sailing as it entered Portsmouth. Involving the UK Coastguard, Police and Ferry workers.

Alan worked for BAE Systems in Portsmouth as was a very popular man. He often came over to the Isle of Wight to take part in the annual scooter rally.


Many of Alan Friends have paid tribute to him: Big Al, Alan, Algie & many more names he was known by, however, I am sure we all agree on 1 thing…..Alan Stafford was a kind, big-hearted, helpful & loving Diva that blessed and brought happiness to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.


A loving son who lived with his Mum until she passed away & brother to 5 sisters Al spent most of his working life as a crane driver in the Dockyard & also had many hobbies including Motorbikes, Monkeybikes, Scooters, Jet-Skis and so on. In addition, Al loved spending time socialising and holidaying with many of his different friendship circles. Sadly, Al took his own life on Wednesday 29th August 2018 and he will be ever so sadly missed. We would love to hear from all of his friends and family alike to share stories about their experiences with him so please do feel free to post any laughs you may have had with this wonderful man who will never be forgotten. Love you mate, always will Mandy, Roger, Liam, Leanne, Brooke, Kelly & Little Ones xxxx

You can look at other tribute at algie here

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