Ferry travel updates

By Matthew McKew

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Ferry travel updates

View from a Wightlink ferry, courtesy of Rory Campbell


FERRY travel to and from the Isle of Wight has been affected by the increasingly adverse weather conditions.


Red Funnel had the Red Jet services and Car Services back on schedule and running without any issues. The 04.15 car ferry from Southampton departed on time.

Hovertravel confirmed that they are running as usual, with no delays.

Wightlink's website says that the ferry company is currently experiencing no travel problems.

Monday Disruption:

*At 8pm Red Funnel announced that all Red Jet services would be cancelled for the remainder of the night. The car ferry is running a disrupted service between East Cowes and Southampton.

At just before 6.15pm Red Funnel said the Red Osprey car ferry was unable to dock and was waiting in Cowes water. It later docked and is running again.

The Floating Bridge has now resumed service. It had  shut for around two hours because of poor weather conditions.

Wightlink has announced that it will be running a shuttle service between Portsmouth and Fishbourne until further notice.

*The Wightlink Catamaran service between Ryde Pier and Portsmouth Harbour resumed sailings at 7.15pm

It had earlier suspended this service.

High winds forced the Lymington to Yarmouth car ferry to be temporarily suspended.

Wightlink announced extra crossings between its Portsmouth and Fishbourne crossing. See here

Hovertravel announced at 11.50 that it has been forced to suspend its services.

Customers should visit www.hovertravel.co.uk/service-status.php to find out how they can claim compensation.


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by David Blackford

24th December 2013, at 08:16:32

Now come on Neil - will you be wearing it (suit) or sitting on it (suite)? - Get it wrong and you will be uncomfortable!

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by David Blackford

24th December 2013, at 07:57:35

Sorry - that was Neil - three piece eh? Pin strip with waistcoat? - Posh do?

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by David Blackford

24th December 2013, at 07:55:30

Lee, was that a settee and two easy chairs? - Oh sorry thought you said suite

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by Russell Palin

23rd December 2013, at 21:55:14

The wind will get nasty before it goes away for a bit.
So don't loiter get safe.

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by Deborah Wagstaff

23rd December 2013, at 20:02:34

I left Lymington at 6.25am. Ferry crossing on time. Caught trains to Basingstoke. Managed to get in on time. A christmas miracle S W Trains! Lasted until 11.30 then decided I better get home. Caught the train at 11.49 from Basingstoke, Got back to Lymington for 13,00 ferries cancelled coach to portsmouth.Arrived home at 1815 after a lift from a kind fellow passenger. Complete shambles at Portsmouth. Herded like cattle total chaos. Never been so glad to be home.

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by sally robinson

23rd December 2013, at 19:54:58

All well and their Ferry docked at East Cowes at last.They are now trying to get through to South Wight flooding, traffic accidents dreadful Weather some residents at Binstead are flooded out as well as Ashey.

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by Warren Copland

23rd December 2013, at 18:59:48

I left my house in Micheldever at 12:45 for the 13:30 car ferry. I got to East Cowes at 17:00. It was really choppy and like a cattle truck. Good luck to all trying to get home tonight.

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by Mike Crowe

23rd December 2013, at 18:52:59

Bit tense isn't it Sally? ;-)

This is the last one to arrive for a big Dinner on Christmas Day :-)

Fingers still crossed for you and ALL those trying to reach the Island for Crimble ;-)


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by sally robinson

23rd December 2013, at 18:43:34

Thanks Mike I am getting texts they are just sat out there waiting and no where to go.

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by Mike Crowe

23rd December 2013, at 18:41:13

Sally, I have a daughter who, after a long wait at Gunwharf, has just landed at Fishbourne.

My fingers are crossed for you.

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