The West Cowes – East Cowes Floating Bridge will be pulled from service tomorrow (Saturday), in anticipation of the arrival of Storm Hannah. 

The Isle of Wight Council has decided it will suspend the Cowes – West Cowes service for the entire day.

A spokesperson said:

“We are taking this safety precaution due to an exceptional situation beyond our control.

“With winds predicted to be in excess of 20 knots, the chains need to be slackened to maintain clearances over the chains. With slack chains and strong winds, it is likely that Floating Bridge will be unable to land square to the slipway.”

The service is due to resume at 6.30am on Sunday morning.

A passenger launch will be in operation from 5am to 10.30pm tomorrow.