RED FUNNEL has confirmed disruption to its Red Jet Service will continue into the weekend, with further repairs needed on one of its vessels.

A spokesperson for the cross-Solent operator said: “Following the mechanical issue with the starboard inner jet unit of Red Jet 7, we will need to drydock the vessel in Hythe on Saturday, October 16, to allow for further investigation and repairs.

"This means we will need to temporarily extend our reduced timetable.

"Our specialist marine contractors and engineers are working hard to resolve the issue and we expect that Red Jet 7 will be ready to return to service at the beginning of next week.

"Our Sunday Red Jet service will continue running as normal.

“In the meantime, we are continuing to encourage customers to plan ahead by checking the live departures on our website and to consider using our ferry vehicles as an alternative option, which are currently running to timetable.

"We will continue to ensure our website is up to date with sailing times and will advise customers as soon as Red Jet 7 is ready to continue service.

"We apologise again for any difficulties this may have caused to customer journeys and are working towards resuming our normal timetable as quickly and as safely as possible.”

The following Red Jet sailings have been cancelled:

From Southampton

  • Thursday, Oct 14: 4.55pm, 6.15pm
  • Friday, Oct 15: 6.15am, 7.35am, 8.55am, 4.55pm, 6.15pm.
  • Saturday, Oct 16: 7.35am, 8.55am, 10.15am, 11.35am, 12.55pm, 2.15pm, 3.35pm, 4.55pm, 6.15pm.

From Cowes

  • Thursday, Oct 14: 5.35pm, 6.55pm.
  • Friday, Oct 15: 6.55am, 8.15am, 9.35am, 5.35pm, 6.55pm.
  • Saturday, Oct 16: 8.15am, 9.35am, 10.55am, 12.15pm, 1.35pm, 2.55pm, 4.15pm, 5.35pm, 6.55pm.