UPDATED: RED FUNNEL FERRY CANCELLATIONS CONTINUE INTO A NEW WEEK

Redfunnel-cmyk--original--solidRed Funnel is still working to fix a problem with the propulsion system on board Red Eagle, meaning yet more cancellations as a new week begins.

The cross-Solent ferry operator has tonight (Sunday) announced that due to extended works on the Aft Voith unit of Red Eagle, they have had to cancel a further 12 sailings.

The problem first arose on Saturday with cancellations continuing throughout the day and into Sunday. Now, Monday’s services look set to be hit with no indication as to how long the fix will actually take.

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The 05:00, 08:00, 11:00, 14:00, 17:00 and 20:15 sailings from Southampton have been cancelled alongside the 06:30, 09:30, 12:30, 15,30, 18:30 and 21:45 sailings from East Cowes.

Red Funnel apologises for any inconvenience caused to your journey. See the latest ferry status on their website – redfunnel.co.uk/isle-of-wight-ferry/plan/timetables/service-status.

UPDATE @ 16:00 on Monday – The same sailings that have been cancelled today (20th May) are also cancelled again tomorrow (21st May).

Red Funnel has apologised for the inconvenience caused.

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Dennis Moor
Dennis Moor
28 days ago

I noted an earlier statement about shortage of staff on the passenger ferry leading to cancellations Obviously different staff training but when we travelled recently there seemed to be staff almost falling over each other at Southampton. It must be so frustrating but we were purely over for a break.

Jo blogs
Jo blogs
Reply to  Dennis Moor
28 days ago

All the ferry’s will be running when the festival starts, when it’s over they won’t run again…

Pompey Paul the Builder
Pompey Paul the Builder
Reply to  Jo blogs
27 days ago

So true, the service is a joke.

Eatmyshorts
Eatmyshorts
28 days ago

Red funnel, the joke of the solent. I feel sorry for all the people that rely on this p1ss poor over priced service. After years of lack of investment and a company more worried about filling shareholders pockets, this really is the start of what’s to come. No new ferries in sight with what is now the most unreliable ferry company across the solent. I never thought I’d say this, but, thank good we’ve got wightlink at the moment.

PhilP
PhilP
Reply to  Eatmyshorts
28 days ago

We have recently returned from Malta. The fuel prices there were similar the UK. We travelled by car to Gozo a 25 minute trip o. A ferry. The return price under £20 for car and 2 people. The ferries were large carrying g 190 cars and modern RORO vessels. No boo,ing just turn up and go.

Pompey Paul the Builder
Pompey Paul the Builder
Reply to  PhilP
27 days ago

IW Ferry services are 3rd world services at
Top notch prices.
We are being diddled.

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
Reply to  Eatmyshorts
28 days ago

Just about but they are’nt that great..

Hammer
Hammer
28 days ago

Red Funnel must be raking in money for their fatcat top managers, directors and shareholders with their obscene salaries and dividends at the expense of the travelling public. They desperately need to ditch the hierarchy, pay decent wages to attract good staff, and scrap the outdated and unreliable jets and ferries and INVEST. Will that happen? Of course not. They will keep milking us poor mugs and laugh all the way to the bank.

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  Hammer
28 days ago
  • secure in the knowledge that no Conservative government – still less its useless lackeys – will do anything about it.
Proud Overner
Proud Overner
Reply to  Helen Highwater
28 days ago

What makes you think that Labour will be any different. You obviously haven’t lived under a Labour government.

Transport worker
Transport worker
28 days ago

Would ivy searle care to comment?

nan
nan
28 days ago

this is beyond a joke theywillmake sure its alright fo b/h weekend and dont forget the festival

Keith
Keith
Reply to  nan
28 days ago

I dont think they will be

free speech
free speech
27 days ago

Well half term coming up, if your planning to get away and have a flight booked, be be sure to book a hotel off the Island the day before or you might find they will cancel the Solent crossing and you will miss your connections….an absolute Joke they are, not fit to be running a service.
Fed up of saying build a bridge.

Pompey Paul the Builder
Pompey Paul the Builder
Reply to  free speech
27 days ago

Build a Tunnel
Lol

Pompey Paul the Builder
Pompey Paul the Builder
27 days ago

Time for the island MP to take action.

 

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