A car engine caught fire whilst boarding Red Funnel’s Red Falcon last night (Monday).

The fire started inside the engine of a classic Porsche at around 17:20, whilst the ferry was preparing for its 17:30 sailing from East Cowes to Southampton.

The ferry company said:

“The crew, who train for such incidents, acted quickly to extinguish the fire. There were no injuries and no damage was sustained to the ship.”

The ferry departed five minutes late (17:35) due to the fire.