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UPDATED: FLOATING BRIDGE INVOLVED IN COLLISION WITH YACHT

Photo: Phil Glover

The Cowes Floating Bridge has been involved in a collision with a sailing yacht on the River Medina this afternoon (Friday).

The 2 vessels came into contact whilst the floating bridge was docking at East Cowes at just gone 16:00.

Vehicles have been able to unload onto the slipway at East Cowes, albeit at an unusual angle.

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It is understood the Floating Bridge was being assisted by the now-regular tug at the time of the incident.

Cowes Harbour Master is on scene and is attempting to pull the yacht clear.

The cross-Medina service appears to be temporarily suspended whilst the incident is dealt with.

UPDATE @ 16:30 – The obstruction has been moved and the Cowes Floating Bridge is back in service.

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John
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John

The floating bridge had docked and the yacht ran into it… Yachts fault all day.

Terry Moore
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Terry Moore

Sail always gives way to power

Mike
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Mike

Not anymore

Paul O'Rourke
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Paul O'Rourke

It’s unlikely to have been under sail in that narrow stretch.

Barry Chantler
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Barry Chantler

Another co** up.

Terry Moore
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Terry Moore

Sail gives way to power

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