MV Governor is back in service

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The MV Governor missed two crossings Sunday morning due to mechanical issues.

Updated 12 noon

The MV Governor is back in service after missing two early morning runs because of mechanical issues.

The Steamship Authority issued the following statement through spokesman Sean Driscoll:

“While investigating an alarm in the No. 1 reduction gear feedback monitoring system, the chief engineer found a broken wire on a sensor. This broken wire would not allow the gear to engage. Maintenance staff reported to the vessel and reconnected the wire. The propulsion system was tested and found to be operational. The Coast Guard responded and cleared the vessel for service.

“The vessel’s 5:30 am trip from Woods Hole and 630 am return from Vineyard Haven  were canceled. Some vehicles were moved to the 6 a.m. trip aboard the Island Home and a crew was brought in to run extra trips on the freight vessel Sankaty.”

The Governor is a freight ferry, but does handle a limited number of walk-on passengers as well.

Updated with information from the SSA. – Ed.