FIRE crews are in attendance at Yarmouth Harbour this evening (Sunday) after a fire broke out on the Wightlink ferry.

Five engines from Newport, Yarmouth, Freshwater and Cowes are in attendance after receiving the call just before 7pm.

Coastguard crews and the Ambulance Service have also been called to the scene.

One ambulance and two officers are at the ferry terminal but a spokesperson confirmed that no casualties have been reported.

UPDATE 8.45pm:

The fire, which was ablaze in the engine room of Wightlink's ferry WightSky, was extinguished by members of the Wightlink crew before the ferry reached the terminal at Yarmouth.

A spokesperson from the fire service confirmed that 27 firefighters were in attendance, 14 of which went onto the vessel.

Two of the ship's four engines were still in use throughout the journey, which travelled around half the journey to Lymington before turning around and returning to the Island.

No casualties or injuries have been reported and every member of the crew has been accounted for.