The 68 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Martha’s Vineyard became disabled off East Chop, Massachusetts. The ferry had just started its voyage to Woods Hole with 72 passengers and 14 crew when it suffered a power blackout. Adrift, the Martha’s Vineyard dropped anchor for 5 hours. Three tugs arrived on scene and escorted the ferry back to Vineyard Haven Harbor. No reports of injuries.
Reports state the Martha’s Vineyard had recently been refurbished and the ferry will undergo trials to determine the cause of the engine failure.