Gangway Collapses At Ryde Pier

An investigation is underway into why a gangway collapsed affecting ferry services to and from the Isle of Wight.

Wightlink said no-one was hurt or in any danger when it happened at Ryde Pir shortly before 8am on Wednesday morning.

The company issued the following statement: "We are still at the early stages of our investigation and so are unable to comment on exactly what happened.  However, we would like to reassure passengers that safety remains our top priority and we will conduct a very thorough investigation.
As a result, we are currently unable to use our main berth at Ryde Pier Head. This will cause some delays and we would like to apologise to passengers for the inconvenience.  However, we would ask passengers to check in on time as we will be making every effort to operate sailings.  Regrettably, there is currently no access for disabled passengers or persons with reduced mobility.  Therefore, we ask that they make their way directly to Fishbourne where they will be transferred to the next car ferry sailing.  We expect the disruption to last until 14:00 today.  A further update will be issued at 13:00.