Breaking News First reported by Island Echo


UPDATED: Red Funnel have been forced to suspended both their car ferry and hi-speed services tonight (Thursday).

Low visibility on the Solent, and in particular Cowes Harbour, has resulted in the cancellation of East Cowes to Southampton vehicle ferry sailings until further notice. The West Cowes to Southampton Red Jet service has also been suspended tonight.

Restrictions put in place by Cowes Harbour Commission mean that Red Funnel are unable to navigate in the harbour if visibility is below 370 metres.

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It is unknown when sailings will resume as a weather warning from IW Met Service is in force for the remainder of the night.

UPDATE FRIDAY – All Red Funnel services are now operating to a normal timetable following the overnight suspension of services, although there are minor delays of 10-15 minutes on the Red Jet.

Wightlink have announced that the 07:50 from Yarmouth has been cancelled and the Fishbourne-Portsmouth Route is running with delays of 30 minutes.

Hovertravel are running with a 15 minute delay.

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