Later yesterday morning, a more ominous message appeared on Twitter.
We're really sorry Scooters - we've had some very unfestive news this morning which means we've had to cancel ALL our sailings on both Yarmouth to Lymington and Cowes to Portsmouth until further notice.
We know how much this will affect everyone booked to scoot with us today and we're really really sorry for messing up your plans so royally.
Please check back here and on our social media channels for further updates.
At 1430 an unsubstantiated comment was posted on the On Wight web site:-
The administrator’s went in about 14.00 today (i.e. Saturday). Scoot knew this day was coming a few weeks ago. Whilst it will be inconvenient for their passengers who at least have only lost a different way to travel I think we should be more concerned for the scoot staff (not the directors or such) the staff will have worked for a few weeks and will not be paid. Now that’s a very unhappy state of affairs.
As this blog was put to bed later last evening, a formal statement was still awaited.
Facebook Page, 1530 approx.