The Cowes Floating Bridge service has been suspended this morning (Thursday) after a fault developed on the vessel late last night.
Shortly before midnight, passengers travelling between Cowes and East Cowes were told that a problem had been discovered on Floating Bridge No.6.
Island Echo is told that the engine room hatches were open, indicating a potential problem below deck.
The Isle of Wight Council say that the Floating Bridge is out of service due to a technical issue and apologise for the inconvenience.
A foot passenger launch is in operation.
An update will be issued as soon as she is back in service. No estimated time has been given.
UPDATE @ 13:20 – The floating bridge is now back in action, more than 12 hours after the fault hit.