Sankaty is still sidelined

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Freight ferries could be delayed because of ongoing construction in Woods Hole. - File photo

Updated 1:50 pm

The Steamship Authority expected to have the freight boat MV Sankaty operational for Vineyard runs this morning, but according to general manager Robert Davis, a coolant leak believed to be repaired yesterday is still causing problems in the ship’s engine room. The Sankaty is currently out of service in Slip 3 at the Woods Hole Terminal, where Steamship Authority engineers are taking a deeper look at the problem today. Mr. Davis said he hopes the vessel will come back into service this afternoon. In the interim, he said, the MV Katama has been repositioned from Fairhaven to fill the gap in Vineyard service.