Off-Cape Freight Service Draws No Bids
Since mid-March, nearly 50 potential contractors have looked at the Steamship Authority's request for proposals to start a freight service to the Vineyard from New Bedford or another port not located on Cape Cod. The number tht expressed interest? Zero.
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M/V Gay Head Undergoes Hull Repair
The freight ferry M/V Gay Head is expected to be back in service Thursday following the replacement of part of its hull, where a crack above the water line was discovered last week.
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Vineyard Students Win Art Contest
Six students from the Vineyard are among the winners of the Steamship Authority's Sail into Imagination art contest.
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Steamship General Manager Gets High Marks and a Raise
Robert Davis, general manager of the Steamship Authority, agreed on Friday to a three-year contract extension at an initial salary of $207,500.
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M/V Gay Head Sets Course for Dry Dock
The Steamship Authority freight ferry M/V Gay Head was taken out of service this week after a four-inch crack was discovered above the waterline in the vessel’s aft (rear) hull.
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No Recommendation from Oak Bluffs on Festival Ferry Diversion
The Oak Bluffs select board discussed diverting ferries in late August to accommodate Beach Road Weekend, but stopped short of endorsing or condemning the idea.
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SSA Frowns on Tisbury's Request for Beach Road Weekend Ferry Diversion
Tisbury safety officials have asked the SSA to divert its 8:30 ferry departure from Oak Buffs to Vineyard Haven for Beach Road Weekend, but the boat line’s board of governors gave a series of thumbs-down to the request.
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Steamship Authority Struggles to Fill Key Jobs
The Steamship Authority is having trouble hiring enough port engineers to maintain its 10-vessel fleet, while other positions also lack candidates, general manager Robert Davis said this week.
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Electrifying Ferry Fleet Remains a Distant Prospect for SSA
Electric-powered Steamship Authority ferries are a long and very costly way off, according to a marine study by boat line consultants.
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SSA Closes Oak Bluffs Terminal Tuesday Due to Covid; Ferries Diverted to Vineyard Haven
The Steamship Authority’s Oak Bluffs ticket office has been closed to the public due to staffing issues related to Covid, the boat line announced Tuesday.
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