The Isle of Wight chain ferry has been closed after a worker was reportedly hit by a car which crashed into the vessel.
The man, reported to be a member of the chain ferry staff, was said to have been pinned against the gates of the boat when the car collided with it on Friday evening.
The ferry, known as Cowes floating bridge, has been suspended and will be replaced by water taxi services for foot passengers until at least midnight.
The driver of the car was reported to have been treated at the scene.
The closure is likely to result in disruption as the annual Cowes Week yachting regatta which begins today.
Isle of Wight Council apologised for the inconvenience.
In a statement posted on their Facebook page last night the council said:
"Cowes Floating Bridge is currently suspended until further notice. This is due to the vessel being damaged by a vehicle that drove into it. Water taxi services for foot passengers will operate in place of the floating bridge, between Cowes and East Cowes tomorrow from 7am until midnight. Limited service will operate between 6pm and 7pm tomorrow."
Service suspended on My Ferry Link between Dover and Calais for operational reasons. All services are cancelled until further notice.
The company is asking customers who have already made bookings to check-in on time for alternative arrangements. Services will resume at 12:15.
Six hundred jobs in Kent and Calais are at risk tonight after an appeal to save a cross-channel ferry service was rejected. Competition watchdogs have ruled that MyFerryLink - which is owned by Eurotunnel - breaks monopolies rules and could force competitors out of the market. The Dover-Calais service will now be put up for sale. Without a buyer, it must close within six months. Eurotunnel says the decision is "illogical" and "contrary to the interests of free trade". Andrea Thomas reports. She spoke to Carsten Jensen, Senior Vice-President of DFDS Seaways, Dover MP Charlie Elphicke, and business analyst Justin Urquhart-Stewart.
Following today's tribunal ruling, the Port of Dover said its priority was to ensure an effective ferry operation for customers.
Tim Waggott, Chief Executive of the Port of Dover said: "Our immediate thoughts are with those who are directly affected by this decision.
"The ruling comes at a time when Europe’s busiest ferry port has just achieved record freight volumes and so our priority is to ensure that our customers continue to be provided with a great level of service and choice.
"We will also work tirelessly on delivering our ongoing major investment plans to provide extra capacity and significant new job opportunities for local people.
"We will continue to consult regularly with all of our major ferry customers, and community groups, in the days and weeks ahead as we plan our way forward to future success.“
MyFerryLink said in a statement following today's ruling that it would continue to run cross-Channel services from Dover.
It said the company would renew its appeal before the Court of Appeal in the coming days.
In the meantime, services will continue to operate services between Dover and Calais.
An appeal against closure by MyFerryLink, the cross-channel ferry service operated by Eurotunnel, has been rejected by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
It was originally ordered to stop running in a ruling on June 6th, 2013.
MyFerryLink stemmed out of SeaFrance which went into liquidation in January 2012. Three of their ships were bought by Eurotunnel who set up MyFerryLink and a battle with the existing ferry operators ensued.
Those companies claimed it gave Eurotunnel dominance in the market but Eurotunnel insists MyFerryLink is a free-standing company that's totally separate from them.
The competition commission's now agreed with the traditional ferry operators so the MyFerryLink service will have to shut down.
Red Funnel's Red Falcon ship is due to re-launch today after a £2 million refurbishment. There's a new sun deck, lounges and more information screens on board. Internal seating has increased by 55%.
Hovertravel says a normal service has resumed between Ryde and Southsea following earlier adverse weather conditions.
A huge increase in cross-Channel ferry fares is being predicted if the operators have to switch to more environmentally-friendly fuels in two years time. They claim their costs will increase by up to 80 per cent and that will have a knock-on effect for passengers.
Environmentalists say the industry has a duty to reduce the pollution ferries pump out. David Johns reports, talking to MP Caroline Lucas, Dave Balston from the UK Chamber of Shipping, Carsten Jensen of DFDS Seaways, and MEP Keith Taylor.