The "Martha’s Vineyard" lost power 15 minutes into its scheduled trip to Woods Hole at 8:30 p.m. on March 17, 2018. The ferry was idle in waters off East Chop for more than five hours and returned to Vineyard Haven Harbor at 1:45 a.m. as its passengers without vehicles made an orderly exit to waiting cars and taxis. There were 72 passengers on board, 14 crew members, and 3 concession workers. Vehicles began rolling off closer to 2 a.m. The "Martha’s Vineyard", which just returned to service several weeks ago after a $17.5 million refurbishment, was being worked on in Vineyard Haven. The engines have been restarted and the tug that brought it safely back to port briefly pulled it out of its slip so it could disconnect from the ferry. Dock trials were underway in the hopes of getting it back into service. Earlier runs on March 18 were done by the "Katama", but the "Sankaty", another freight ferry with minimal passenger capacity, was taking its place for now.
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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada sent a team to Quebec to investigate a fatality aboard the "Saga Amazon" wgho died after falling on the bulk carrier on March 17, 2018. The ship was moored near Port-Daniel-Gascons on the south side of the Gaspe peninsula at the time of the incident. The ship was carrying a cargo of concrete.
The "Beatriz B" has been drifting for six hours 1,5 miles off the coast controlled by a tug between the Santa Cruz de La Palma pier and the area of Los Cancajos (Breña Baja) on March 18, 2018. The fault occurred in one of the cooling tubes of the main engine in the early morning.
The sea initially in the was quiet, although later a little the wind got stronger and caught the ship which was timewise hooked to the tug to control the movement. After engine repairs she managed to enter the port of Santa Cruz de La Palma escorted by the tug at 3 p.m.
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