A CRUISE SHIP crew member, from a ship that was moored off the Isle of Wight's east coast for a number of weeks, is involved in a police investigation, a tour company has confirmed.

Marella Discovery 2 had been at anchor off Sandown, along with a number of other cruise ships.

It has now left its berth near the Nab Tower.

A National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation is continuing into the alleged importation of drugs.

Three men were arrested on Saturday, April 25, and are due before Winchester Crown Court later this month (May).

Holiday firm TUI said: "We're aware of a police investigation involving a crew member onboard Marella Discovery 2.

"As this is now a police matter, it would be inappropriate to comment further. We will continue to assist the authorities throughout their investigation."