The troubled Cowes Floating Bridge is being pulled from service tonight (Friday) over safety concerns, it has been confirmed.
Council officials say that Floating Bridge No.6 will not operate this weekend as a safety precaution due to concerns regarding a prow cable.
A temporary launch service will operate until engineers have inspected the vessel on Monday and any repairs are carried out.
It’s unclear when the East Cowes to Cowes crossing will resume, but it is likely to be at least 3 days.
The Isle of Wight Council apologise for any inconvenience.
Local councillor Karl Love says:
“Its one thing after another and every time it’s more money spent on another sticky plaster solution”.