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TECHNICAL WOES FORCE WIGHTLINK TO CANCEL FRIDAY SAILINGS

Although the adverse weather conditions are causing disruption to cross-Solent travel, it is technical gremlins that have resulted in the cancellation of a number of Wightlink sailings on the Fishbourne-Portsmouth route this morning (Friday).

Wightlink say the 08:30 sailing from Portsmouth and the 09:30 sailing from Fishbourne have both been cancelled due to a technical issue.

Island Echo understands the 07:30 from Fishbourne was also cancelled with passengers saying that they were told water had got into the electrics of one of the vessels.

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Hovertravel’s Ryde to Southsea service is currently suspended as a result of the strong winds and there are issues on Wightlink’s Yarmouth route this morning.

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