Overturned boat disrupts ferry

Disruptions have now cleared after an overturned fishing boat blocked the Gosport Ferry's route into Portsmouth Harbour.

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Tide overturns Portsmouth fishing boat

The overturned fishing vessel in Portsmouth Harbour Credit: Mark Wayne Furlong

A fishing vessel was overturned by the tide and broke free from its moor, blocking The Hard this morning.

Ferry services were disrupted after the floating boat was left blocking the front of the pontoon.

The overturned vessel caused disruption on earlier ferry services Credit: Mark Wayne Furlong

Boats in the harbour had been trying to manoeuvre the vessel out of the way and it was finally cleared this afternoon after a joint effort from Wightlink and the Harbour Master.

Vessel upturned near the ferry port in Portsmouth Credit: Mark Wayne Furlong
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