Isle of Wight ferry firm Red Funnel has cancelled a raft of sailings on its Red Jet service this morning (Friday).

A limited availability of crew is being blamed.

From Southampton, the 5.30am, 6.40am, 7.50am and the 9am are all off.

Meanwhile, the 6.05am, 7.15am, 8.25am and 9.35am from Cowes have also been cancelled.

The cancellations have not gone done well on social media.

In reply to Red Funnel's tweet, commenters have hit out at the firm, saying 'people rely on these services to get to work'.

A spokesperson for the firm said: "We apologise for any inconvenience to your journey."