The Steamship Authority ferry Nantucket suffered an issue linked to its rudder midday Sunday and remained out of service for the rest of the day.
“The malfunction involved the rudder indicator,” Geoff Spillane, a spokesman for the SSA emailed. “It occurred as the vessel was leaving the slip on its 12:00 departure to Vineyard Haven.”
Spillane said the Gay Head was brought over from the SSA Fairhaven facility to assist with service.
Sunday evening just after 5 pm. a backlog of vehicles could be seen staged in Vineyard Haven.
In a follow email Spillane wrote that repairs have been made to the Nantucket and the U.S. Coast Guard has cleared it for service. Spillane wrote the Nantucket was expected back in service Monday morning. On Monday, Spillane wrote that the Nantucket was in service all day.