SSA adjusts schedule after Nantucket springs a leak
File photo by Susan Safford
The M/V Nantucket sprang a leak while operating on the Hyannis to Nantucket run Tuesday. Crew found water in a bilge compartment near the bow, and the vessel was taken out of service for emergency repairs in a Connecticut shipyard.
Wayne Lamson, SSA general manager, said water appeared to be coming from two worn spots on the bottom of the hull near the bow, according to a report in the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror.
Repairs are expected to be completed by Friday. In the meantime, on Wednesday, the SSA shifted the freight boat Sankaty to the Nantucket run.
As a result of the switch, the SSA designated the 10:45 am Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole freight boat trips on Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 22 as "hazardous" making them unavailable for vehicle or walk on passengers.
The boatline advised customers to check the Authority's website for further updates.