Strong winds are causing disruption on the Solent this morning (Saturday).

Red Funnel’s Red Jet Service has been suspended until further notice.

As have Hovertravel services.

Wightlink says the Fast Cat is still running to time.

Isle of Wight Radio understands that an issue with its St Clare car ferry meant the 7am sailing from Fishourne to Portsmouth did not operate.

The ferry firm says the 9am crossing from Fishbourne has been cancelled due to an earlier ‘mechanical issue’ with an essential piece of equipment on board one of its ships.

The Solent is not the only stretch of water to be affected. As reported by Isle of Wight Radio, the Cowes – East Cowes Floating Bridge will not operate at all today.

An Isle of Wight Council spokesperson said:

“With slack chains and strong winds, it is likely that Floating Bridge will be unable to land square to the slipway.”

*Udpated 11:45am

Red Jet and Hovertravel services remain suspended. 

Wightlink says all services are running to time despite those earlier issues.