PASSENGERS on Wightlink's Fishbourne to Portsmouth route are facing long delays tonight due to a problem with docking.

The route is now operating with delays of two-and-a-half hours, meaning passengers hoping to get on the 10pm sailing from Portsmouth, for example, are now due to leave at 12.30am tomorrow morning.

The delays are expected throughout the night.

Wightlink has been contacted for a comment.

A forecast of fog has been issued for the morning.