THE Floating Bridge, between Cowes and East Cowes, is once again out of service today (Friday, November 27). 

The troubled chain ferry has already been out of action this month - when a hydraulic ram failed, forcing its suspension for a week.

Isle of Wight Council said today: "Unfortunately we have no option but to suspend the Cowes floating bridge service this morning (Friday) while engineers investigate an hydraulic oil leak.

"We have arranged for a replacement foot passenger launch to operate and will work closely with our contractors to resume the service as quickly as possible.

"We wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused."

Isle of Wight County Press:

Work is underway on the Floating Bridge, this afternoon (Friday)

The Isle of Wight County Press has been told there is currently a hydraulic oil leak from the south-west ram.

The foot passenger service, the Jenny Lee, is being brought into action.

WATCH the latest from the scene in East Cowes ...