Customers on Red Funnel’s car ferry are facing delays of up to an hour today (Saturday).


The cross-Solent operator has cancelled a number of its East Cowes to Southampton sailings this morning.

The 7.30am East Cowes to Southampton crossing was scrapped due to a technical problem. The 9am Southampton to East Cowes sailing was also cancelled.

A spokesperson told Isle of Wight Radio:

“Any booked traffic will have a potential delay of approx 60 mins”.

Red Funnel says its 10.30am from East Cowes is also off.

The ferry firm is asking people to still arrive as normal.

*Updated 11.20am

*The car ferry will return to a three-boat service at 12pm from Southampton and 1.30pm from East Cowes.

Delays of around an hour are still likely for all booked traffic due to backlog of traffic.