The Cowes Floating Bridge has been suspended for the umpteenth time this morning (Friday) due to yet another hydraulic oil leak.
Just weeks after a 14-week overhaul and 2 subsequent periods of repair, Floating Bridge No.6 is once again out of action.
Island Echo is told that the South West ram is leaking hydraulic oil, which could result in oil being polluted into the River Medina.
A foot passenger launch is being put into place to maintain a connection between Cowes and East Cowes.
It’s currently unclear how long the Floating Bridge will be suspended for.
The Isle of Wight Council are yet to issue a statement on the matter.
UPDATE – A spokesperson for the Isle of Wight Council has said:
“Unfortunately we have no option but to suspend the Cowes floating bridge service this morning (Friday) while engineers investigate an hydraulic oil leak.
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“We have arranged for a replacement foot passenger launch to operate and will work closely with our contractors to resume the service as quickly as possible.
“We wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused”.