Lady Martha expected back soon

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Hy-Line Cruises' Lady Martha is expected to return to service on June 13 following an allusion with the Oak Bluffs Harbor jetty sent it to a shipyard for repairs. — Courtesy Hy-Line Cruises

Updated June 12

The Hy-Line ferry MV Lady Martha is expected to return to service June 13 after damage it sustained scraping the Oak Bluffs jetty sent it to Fairhaven Shipyard for repairs.

“Work on Lady Martha should be completed late today or early tomorrow,” Hy-Line vice president Murray Scudder emailed The Times. “[The] Coast Guard will then have to come back in to reinspect the vessel. We expect to be back in service on Thursday.”

However, a subsequent phone call from Megan Piche, a Hy-Line representative in Oak Bluffs, said Lady Martha won’t return until Friday.

Lady Martha received damage to its stem and plating on the starboard hull, Scudder wrote.

As a result, the shipyard had to “crop out” and replace portions of those parts of the vessel, he wrote.

The Hy-Line vessel Vineyard Lady has been covering for Lady Martha on an amended schedule.

Updated with phone call from Megan Piche.