Breaking News First reported by Island Echo

CAR FIRE ON BOARD RED FUNNEL FERRY


UPDATED: Red Funnel’s East Cowes to Southampton car ferry service is delayed this afternoon (Monday) due to a small car fire on board.

A classic Porsche has caught fire while boarding the upper deck of the Red Falcon at East Cowes, resulting in the loading process coming to a halt.

2 crew members have acted to quickly extinguish the fire, which ignited at around 17:20.

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The 17:30 sailing is yet to depart.

Thankfully, no one has been injured in the incident.

UPDATE – The 17:30 sailing has now departed with the damaged Porsche on board.

The vehicle is expected to be recovered from the Southampton terminal.

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