Hy-Line ferry sidelined after scraping jetty in O.B.

The Hy-Line's Lady Martha is out for repairs after hitting a jetty in Oak Bluffs. It sister ship, Vineyard Lady, is shown here in Oak Bluffs Harbor. - Rich Saltzberg

The Hy-Line ferry Lady Martha scraped the northern jetty at the entrance to Oak Bluffs Harbor Friday night while motoring through thick fog, Hy-Line vice president Murray Scudder told The Times. The vessel was making its last run from Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard, with 19 people aboard. There were no injuries, Scudder said.

The Lady Martha is at Fairhaven Shipyard undergoing repairs and a Coast Guard inspection, and Scudder expects it will remain there for a few more days. Hy-Line is running an amended, one-run-a-day schedule presently, Scudder said.

Oak Bluffs harbormaster Todd Alexander said paint streaks are visible on the jetty rocks from the Lady Martha’s hull.