oh good grief- getting out of gosport NOW is bad enough- if this happens - bloody hell!!! "Gosport ferry crisis over Â£2m repairs A MASSIVE Â£2m must be found within a year or the Gosport to Portsmouth ferry will be forced to closed, according to worried Gosport councillors. They fear the town faces total gridlock unless the cash is found to fix up the decaying council-owned ferry pontoon, which is within 12 months of being declared unsafe. The situation has become so desperate that yesterday councillors from Fareham and Gosport formed a 10-strong cross-party group to pressure Hampshire County Council to provide funds. They will meet with county bosses soon to press their case. If the cash can't be found, it could be the end for the service which carries more than one million passengers a year. Gosport Tory Councillor Peter Edgar said: 'It would have a disastrous effect on the economy in the area and would have a massive impact on the quality of life for everyone working in the area if the pontoon closed.' Hampshire's transport chief has warned that he will not be shelling out for a new pontoon, despite recently agreeing to replace one near Southampton. Councillor Mel Kendal told The News there were 'different circumstances', but said when the lease was up in 18 years time the problem would be looked at again. Last Updated: 21 February 2007 Portsmouth Evening News"