This statement in from Wightlink. More to follow – Ed.
Wightlink’s Lymington to Yarmouth ferry Wight Sun experienced a technical problem to its forward propulsion system this morning (3 Aug) shortly after leaving Lymington at 10:15.
Following assistance from the Lymington Harbour Master’s motor launch, Wight Sun continued on its journey to Yarmouth where passengers and vehicles disembarked in the usual way. During the manoeuvre in the Lymington River, the ferry made light contact with a navigation post which was undamaged. It also briefly touched a small boat moored next to a barge containing rocks for breakwater work, leaving scratches.
Wight Sun has now been withdrawn from service for investigations and is back at Lymington. The other two vessels on the route, Wight Sky and Wight Light are operating as usual between Lymington and Yarmouth. There will be some delays to the service for the rest of the day and for the early part of Monday 4 August.