The Scillonian III has developed an electrical fault which means that until this is fixed, she is unable to sail. At this time passengers cannot board as essential services are not operating.

The team is currently on route to St. Mary’s airport (at 16:15) including two electrical engineers and two members of Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s senior management team.

We are investigating whether the vessel can be made serviceable in time to return to Penzance later this evening. We are exploring contingency plans should this not be possible. We will update you on the situation every 30 minutes.