The rear window of a car belonging to a passenger travelling on Wightlink’s Portsmouth-Fishbourne car ferry has been smashed by a piece of firefighting equipment.
During the 14:00 sailing from Pompey to the Island, part of the firefighting equipment fixed to the frame of the ship fell.
The Skoda driver returned to their vehicle to find a large metal pipe on top of the vehicle with their rear window smashed.
It is currently unclear why the pipe detached from the frame of St Faith, Wightlink’s oldest ferry in their fleet. MV St Faith was launched into service in 1990 – 30 years ago.
Wightlink says they are in touch with the customer and will resolve the issue.