The Red Funnel ferry service’s car ferry (4,128 tons) is presently at least 40-50 m off its natural position due to its collision with some yachts at East Cowes. The circumstance got worse when there was no means to rescue them quickly. A citizen called for help from the water to which respondents were given instantly, but unfortunately, the low visibility situation raised the fear factor among the public as well as an adverser situation for the rescue team.
The latest collision was in October where it collided with few yachts in Cowes Harbor. The first one was on 27 September where it collided with few yachts due to low visibility issues. On 29 September red falcon hit a 31-foot yacht with two people in it. MAC and MAIB are investing it. Back to back accidents actually caused the red funnel a bit of fear. Although their preventive measures seemed pretty much acceptable, situations in September and October made it clear their measures weren’t summing up. It is interesting to see the status of this further.