RED Funnel has cancelled a considerable number of its Red Jet sailings this afternoon (Sunday) over a shortage of staff.

The cross-Solent operator says the cancellations are due to Covid-19 absences.

Red Jet sailings between 12.15pm and 4.15pm from Southampton, and 12.55pm and 4.55pm from Cowes, have all been suspended.

Red Funnel has apologised for any inconvenience caused.