On January 11, the 72 meter long, 980 gt ro-ro passenger ferry Gay Head allided with a construction barge at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The ferry was backing into the terminal when strong winds caused the Gay Head to strike the barge. The barge and ferry only sustained light cosmetic damage. No reports of injuries. The Coast Guard made an inspection of the Gay Head and allowed it to resume service later the same day.
The 71 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Woods Hole ran aground in Vineyard Haven Harbor, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The ferry was approaching the dock in Vineyard Haven with 146 passengers when it ran aground in shallow water. The Woods Hole was able to release itself and proceeded to berth at the dock.
The Coast Guard was alerted and detained the Woods Hole until it could be inspected for damage. The ferry remained in port for several hours until it was cleared by the Coast Guard and returned back to service. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 67 foot long fishing vessel Hope & Sydney ran aground near Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The trawler had run aground in Wood Hole Pass with 2500 pounds of squid on board. The crew requested assistance and the Coast Guard dispatched by a 45 foot rescue boat to the scene. The Coast Guard monitored the situation until the Hope & Sydney was able to refloat itself on the rising tide. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the fishing vessel returned to Point Judith, RI.