The "Nantucket" was back in service after one of the main engines lost power on May 22, 2018. The power outage happened around 7:45 p.m. while the ferry rounded Brant Point en route from Hyannis to Nantucket. The vessel proceeded to the dock on the other engine.
The United States Coast Guard cleared the "Nantucke"t earlier in the day after it went through scheduled repairs. Prior to that inspection, the Steamship Authority crew took the vessel on sea trials over the weekend.
Both a senior chief engineer and chief engineer were on board the ferry when the power went out in the engine during the vessel’s first day back in the water.
They diagnosed the issue as a clogged fuel strainer.
The Coast Guard ran inspections on the ferry on May 23 and placed it back into service around noon.
On May 23, 2018, at 1.15 p.m. a female passenger, aged 87, fell into the Rhine on the gangway to the "Leonardo da Vinci" at the Rhine Quay in Mannheim. The crew recovered her immediately, but she could not be rescuscitated. The police launched an investigation.
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Finnlines starts new direct service between Helsinki and Aarhus
Finnlines is reshuffling its services between Denmark and Finland and provides as of 28 May, 2018 direct service between Helsinki and Aarhus, the company said in its press release.
There will also be a direct connection between Aarhus and Uusikaupunki, which offers new possibilities for cargoes between Denmark and Western Finland. Turku will be available via transhipment in Travemünde
The new weekly service between Travemünde and Aarhus is especially suitable for all kinds of rolling cargo, particularly for high and heavy cargo unable to cross the Kiel Canal bridge due to weight limitations.
The transit times will be shorter with direct departures, please see attached schedule.
Crowley Launches New Direct, Weekly Shipping Service from Puerto Plata to Port Everglades
To better serve customers shipping from the Dominican Republic to South Florida, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner services group announced today that it has launched a new direct, weekly shipping service from Puerto Plata to Port Everglades, Fla. Crowley is the only ocean carrier that provides a direct shipping service connecting these two locations.