Fog disruption to Solent crossings

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, March 7, 2013

 

UPDATED 17:01*

FOG has led to disruption for Isle of Wight commuters this afternoon (Thursday).

Hovertravel company announced at 2.47pm that it was running a revised one craft service and the following crossings were cancelled:

• 4.30pm, 5pm and 5.30pm from Ryde, Isle of Wight.

• 4.45pm, 5.15pm and 5.45pm from Southsea.

Red Funnel said its services had also been affected.

"Due to reduced visibility — a mixture of dense fog and rain — we have a speed restriction in force in Southampton water.

"We are currently experiencing delays of 5-10 minutes.

"Every effort being made to get vessels back to our scheduled timetable," the company said on its website.

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