Coast Guard monitors progress of repairs for MV Martha’s Vineyard

Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead file photo by Petty Officer Pete Milnes

Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead file photo
by Petty Officer Pete Milnes

BOSTON — The Coast Guard is continuing to work with the Steamship Authority Sunday to determine why a ferry lost power Saturday night while en route Woods Hole from Martha’s Vineyard.

After the captain of the Motor Vessel Martha’s Vineyard reported being disabled and anchored outside Vineyard Haven between the East and West Chop, the Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead and a response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Woods Hole waited on scene while the ferry awaited commercial tow.

The MV Woods Hole also initially responded to assist if passengers needed to be disembarked.

The MV Martha’s Vineyard, with all passengers and crew aboard, was towed by three tugs to the Vineyard Haven ferry terminal.

All 78 passengers and 10 crewmembers were safely offloaded, with no reported injuries.

The MV Martha’s Vineyard is currently undergoing repairs and sea trials before resuming service.

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