Red Funnel has confirmed its Isle of Wight to Southampton Red Jet service has been suspended (Saturday, March 16).

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The cross-Solent operator's hi-speed passenger service had been running a revised timetable due to a water jet issue on Red Jet 6.

However, the ferry operator has confirmed its Red Jet services have now been suspended following an issue with Red Jet 7.

The passenger service has been cancelled due to a “technical issue within the starboard Jet room” on Red Jet 7, said Red Funnel.

The Red Jet sailings at 10.20am from Southampton and 10.55am from Cowes were cancelled due to the same technical issue.

See Red Funnel's service status website HERE.

One disgruntled customer replied to the announcement on X, formally Twitter, describing Red Funnel as a “joke service,” explaining they had called the operator at 10.45am and were told the 12.05 service would run.

Within 15 minutes, all services had been suspended.

Another X user said it was a good job there was no Southampton football match at St Mary's Stadium this afternoon, and scolded Red Jet's "diabolical service."