Red Funnel has been forced to cancel multiple ferry journeys this morning after a spate of "technical issues".

The ferry operator has just cancelled it 7.45am Red Jet service from West Cowes to Southampton.

Its East Cowes to Southampton vehicle ferry at 9.30am will also be delayed by 15 minutes due to operational reasons.

Earlier this morning, the 5am car ferry sailing from Southampton was cancelled for operational reasons, as well as the return 6.30am sailing from East Cowes.

The operational reasons continue to hamper the vehicle ferry service with delays of 15 minutes on the 8am Southampton to East Cowes and the 9.30am return.

It is unknown at this stage if there will be any further cancellations or delays.

The Daily Echo has contacted Red Funnel for more information.