THE floating bridge was left high and dry yesterday as the Isle of Wight Council continues to work with manufacturers to relaunch the £3.2 million vessel.
This photograph, snapped by a County Press reader, shows the craft resting out of the water on the Cowes side slipway.
The council said it expects the floating bridge to be back in service 'very soon' but it has not been able to give a date.
A spokeswoman said yesterday (Tuesday): "The council is working with the manufacturer over the issues uncovered during the testing and is consulting with the MCA to confirm that they are happy that all issues have been resolved, necessary for the service to resume."
The floating bridge has been out of action since Sunday, May 14, after a power failure left passengers stranded in the middle of the River Medina, having to wade back to shore.
One local business owner, Angela Booth, of Valu-4-U described the situation as an unmitigated disaster.