Breaking News First reported by Island Echo


UPDATED: A technical issue on one of Red Funnel’s car ferries has resulted in a number of cancellations being made.

Earlier this morning the 09:45 East Cowes to Southampton sailing was cancelled due to a ‘technical issue’, with the 10:30 then running some 90 minutes behind timetable.

The cross-Solent operator has now announced that the following sailings have all been pulled from today’s timetable:

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East Cowes to Southampton
15:45, 18:45

Southampton to East Cowes
14:15, 17:15

Those travelling across the Solent can expect delays in both directions.

It is unknown when the issue will be resolved.

UPDATE SATURDAY @ 08:00 – Due to the continuing technical issue with Red Osprey, a number of further cancellations have been made.

Island Echo understands the ferry has sustained damage to its hull during yesterday’s strong winds.

The following sailings have been cancelled:

East Cowes to Southampton
09:45, 12:45, 15:45

Southampton to East Cowes
11:15, 14:15

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