A CROSS-Solent ferry service has begun operating again after a vessel was hit by a fire.

Wightlink's Lymington to Yarmouth service was suspended on Friday after a blaze broke out aboard Wight Sky.

The service resumed this afternoon, although as spokesman for the firm confirmed they would be running a revised timetable for the rest of the day, and tomorrow.

They had previously said investigations were being carried out by the engine manufacturer and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), although there was no update on the cause of the fire.

Passengers needing to get to the Isle of Wight during the suspended service were diverted to the on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne service instead.

Wight Sky was berthed at Lymington when the blaze broke out on Friday morning.

The vessel remained where it was while the MAIB began its investigation but was able to be moved last night, freeing up space for a replacement ferry.