A FIRE has broken out in the engine room of a Wightlink ferry at Lymington this morning (Friday).

This is the third time a fire has broken out on the Wight Sky in the last 15 months.

Five mainland fire crews have been called to the scene, alongside an aerial ladder platform, a specialist equipment unit, a command unit and a command support unit.

Firefighters have sealed the fire in the engine room and were monitoring the fire on CCTV.

A fire and rescue service spokesperson said there was no sign of the fire spreading.

Wightlink said: "Wightlink’s Lymington to Yarmouth service is currently suspended following a fire on board its ferry Wight Sky while in berth at Lymington earlier this morning.

"All customers and crew were disembarked safely with no injuries."

UPDATE 09:21

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has said the fire on the Wightlink ferry is now out and the incident is being scaled back.

UPDATE 11:35

Travellers on the Lymington to Yarmouth route are being diverted to Wightlink's Potsmouth and Fishbourne terminals.