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Ferry crashes into yacht

A ferry travelling from the Isle of Wight has crashed into a yacht.

Red Funnel Ferries has confirmed that it’s Hi-Speed craft Red Jet 4 was involved in an incident whilst leaving it’s berth in West Cowes for the 16:15 sailing to Southampton.

There were passengers onboard the vessel at the time but there were no injuries.

The vessel immediately returned to the West Cowes Terminal and all passengers disembarked safely at the Terminal.

Red Funnel and Cowes Harbour Commissioners are now conducting a full a investigation into the incident.


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The Hi-Speed service between Southampton and West Cowes is currently operating a shuttle service.

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