Red Funnel ferry stuck in terminal

A RED Funnel ferry has ground to a halt in East Cowes this afternoon (Sunday). 

The ferry is reportedly docked at the East Cowes terminal, causing significant delays.

More to follow. 

UPDATE 5.30m: 

A member of staff said the Red Eagle is waiting for a passenger to get off. 

County Press readers have reported hearing the sound of a helicopter flying overhead. 

Another ferry due to return to the terminal has been reported in stasis off the coast of East Cowes waiting to dock.

UPDATE 5.55pm: 

Isle of Wight Police are in attendance. 

Isle of Wight County Press:

County Press readers have reported there are now fewer passengers in the terminal and the bottom deck drawbridge has been raised. 

UPDATE 6pm: 

A second police unit has arrived. 

Isle of Wight County Press:

UPDATE 6.15pm:

The Red Eagles appears to have departed so another ferry can dock.

A third police unit has arrived.

UPDATE 6.20pm: 

Red Funnel has confirmed there is no operational or technical issue.

It says it is doing everything it can to get the service back to timetable.

UPDATE 6.30pm: 

The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service has arrived. 

Police have brought the passenger off and Red Funnel says it will issue a full statement in the morning. 

Isle of Wight County Press:

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