Coast Guard responds to disabled ferry off Woods Hole, Massachusetts

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 responded Saturday night after a ferry with 78 people aboard lost power while en route Woods Hole from Martha’s Vineyard.

The captain of the Motor Vessel Martha’s Vineyard reported the incident to Coast Guard watchstanders at 9 p.m.

The Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead and a response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Woods Hole remained on scene while a commercial tow was arranged.

The MV Martha’s Vineyard anchored outside Vineyard Haven between the East and West Chop.

There were no reported injuries. The cause of the power loss is being investigated.

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