A MECHANICAL fault with the jet unit has led to a number of cancellations on the Cowes to Southampton Red Jet service.

Red Funnel has cancelled sailings this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow morning.

The services affected are Red Jet 16:55 and 18:15 from Southampton and 17:35 and 18:55 from Cowes today (Wednesday).

Additionally, Red Jet 06:15, 07:35 and 08:55 from Southampton and 06:55, 08:15 and 09:35 from Cowes tomorrow morning (October 14) are also off.

Red Funnel said: "This is due to a mechanical fault with the jet unit on Red Jet 7. We apologise for any inconvenience to your journey."

UPDATE: More sailings have now been cancelled, over the next few days