The Cowes Floating Bridge service between East Cowes and Cowes has once again been suspended.
According to reports, the vessel went out of operation late last night leaving GKN workers stranded on the east side of the River Medina.
The Isle of Wight Council has confirmed this morning (Wednesday) that Floating Bridge No.6 is indeed out of action and a foot passenger launch service is now running across the short stretch of river.
It’s unknown when a normal service will resume.
According to local town councillor Karl Love, the Floating Bridge was scheduled to be taken out of service on Thursday morning for repair work on the west prow. It was anticipated that the service would be suspended for 3 hours.
It has been confirmed this week that legal action by the Isle of Wight Council is underway in respect of Floating Bridge No.6.
UPDATE @ 12:58 – The floating bridge is back up and running but is still expected to stop for scheduled maintenance tomorrow morning.