Those travelling on ferries to and from Portsmouth will normally have a far less eventful trip than the one that took place yesterday (May 7th).
Emergency services in the city's harbour were scrambled to rescue a man who fell into the water, with Portsmouth.co.uk reporting that he deliberately jumped overboard from a Wightlink
Wightlink spokesperson Ashli Mcilroy said: "I can confirm that there was an incident.
"Our crew acted accordingly and responded with immediate emergency action."
The man was pulled from the water by a Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service lifeboat and wrapped in a blanket to stop him getting hypothermia from the cold water.
Cox of the boat Mike Allen told the news provider the passenger was "in a state of confusion and shock about the whole experience".
Those using Wightlink ferries who prefer their adventures on dry land might wish to visit the Isle of Wight now, as the island's walking festival has started and continues until May 20th.
Posted by Andrew Smith