The Floating Bridge is out of service this morning (Wednesday) - just hours before it was due to be suspended for a separate fix.

UPDATE: The Floating Bridge is now back in service

The two problems are unrelated, the Isle of Wight County Press has been told.

We have asked for a statement from the Isle of Wight Council.

As we reported earlier, the bridge was due to go out of service for a time tomorrow morning (Thursday).

Video: The chain ferry this morning (Wednesday)

A prow part on the East Cowes-side, fixed in late December after a breakdown, is now due to be replaced on the Cowes-side, according to Cllr Karl Love.

He has again called for action.

However, hours before the chain ferry could be withdrawn for Thursday's work, it has already been taken out of service.

An unconfirmed report suggests there is a problem with fuel.

The Jenny Lee is running for foot passengers.