Nantucket back in service after ‘internal leak’

The 10:45 am Nantucket ferry was canceled Saturday morning —Eunki Seonwoo

Updated Sept/ 11

The Steamship Authority canceled two round-trips of the vessel Nantucket on Saturday due to an “internal leak,” ferry officials said.

The 10:45 am and 1:15 pm boats to Vineyard Haven were canceled, as well as their return trips to Woods Hole.

Steamship spokesperson Sean Driscoll said that there was a “small internal leak from a fuel strainer” on the Nantucket. Driscoll told The Times on Monday that the leaked fuel did not get into the ocean. 

The authority worked to accommodate passengers with vehicles who missed their trips, and utilized both lift decks on the Island Home, according to an online post. Repairs were made to bring the vessel back into service for the 2:30 pm ferry. 

“We’re working to accommodate the vehicles that didn’t make their trips, and are using both lift decks on the MV Island Home to help get people where they’re going,” the Steamship said in a statement. “Thanks to everyone for their patience today, and we apologize for the inconvenience.”


    • One thing for sure– an electric ferry will
      be cancelled because of a problem with a sea water strainer.
      All that waste heat.
      It cost of I squared losses.

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