Red Funnel crew assist with emergency incident off Isle of Wight

A RED Funnel ferry crew helped assist with an emergency incident in Southampton earlier today (Sunday). 

The Red Osprey’s rescue boat was deployed and its crew were called to assist a yacht in difficulty. 

They rescued the sole passenger and waited at the scene until a lifeboat arrived. 

Leanna Lakes, operations director at Red Funnel, said: “Both our crew and the passenger are safe and well. 

“The emergency meant we needed to cancel two of our vehicle sailings this morning, with the service now returned to its normal schedule. 

“I’m very proud of the professionalism of the team onboard Red Osprey today who quickly and safely responded to the emergency, resuming our service as quickly as possible following the incident.”

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