Some ferries being diverted from Oak Bluffs

The Oak Bluffs terminal could be ready to open by June 15 if emergency repairs are done to the pier, according to SSA board member Jim Malkin.

Updated 10:20 am

The following trips departing or arriving in Oak Bluffs Thursday, Oct. 18, have been diverted to Vineyard Haven.


MV SANKATY to Woods Hole 2:50 pm

For more information, please call 508.548.3788 or 508.693.0367

The SSA also issued the following travel advisory: “The MV Sankaty has been cleared to resume service after its repair period and will run in place of the MV Katama, starting today at 8:45 am departing from Woods Hole. Two trips aboard the M/V Sankaty — the 1:35 pm departure from Woods Hole and the 5:20 pm departure from Vineyard Haven (originally scheduled to depart from Oak Bluffs) — have now been designated to carry hazardous cargo and will not be accepting passengers. Please make alternate plans if you were planning to travel as a passenger on one of those trips.

“The Steamship Authority thanks customers for their patience during this time.”

Updated to include more diversions – Ed.