For the second day running Red Funnel’s vehicle ferry service between East Cowes and Southampton is significantly delayed, causing traffic chaos in East Cowes.
Passengers are being warned of delays of 60 minutes on the service this morning (Tuesday) due to what is understood to be continued staffing issues.
Yesterday Island Echo reported that a lack of available crew was resulting in delays of 40 minutes, which came after 90-minute delays on the route on Friday due to engine troubles.
Red Funnel has said that the ferry service is delayed by up to an hour due to ‘ongoing delays’ – but hasn’t explicitly detailed why there are ongoing delays.
It was a bad day for cross-Solent travel yesterday as Wightlink also ended up running behind timetable due to a medical emergency.
Don’t miss another story! Get the Island’s latest news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up to our daily newsletter here.