Woods Hole Project Sees More Cost Overruns
Steamship Authority governors welcomed a new member Tuesday and approved another expenditure for the Woods Hole Terminal reconstruction project.
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Citizen Group Files Complaint Against SSA
A citizen group that has been pushing for an off-Cape port to handle Steamship Authority freight traffic is asking the Massachusetts Attorney General to intervene by placing restrictions on the boat line.
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SSA Adopts Vaccination Mandate for All Employees
Beginning Wednesday this week, the Steamship Authority will require all employees to show they have had at least one Covid-19 vaccination, the boat line announced Tuesday.
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Ferry Martha’s Vineyard Returns to Service
The ferry Martha’s Vineyard returned to service Tuesday night after sustaining damage when a semi truck hit her stern door early Sunday morning.
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SSA Wraps Up the Year With Financial Reports
Steamship Authority governors put a period on the year 2021 at their monthly meeting Monday, hearing financial reports, electing new officers for 2022 and addressing transfer bridge safety following incidents involving a failed cable in recent weeks.
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SSA Acknowledges Need to Improve Communications
Vehicle traffic on Vineyard ferries has largely rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, but wider concerns persist around traffic backups and breakdowns.
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SSA to Hold Informational Session
The Steamship Authority is holding an information session Thursday for Vineyard residents to learn about Islander programs and discounts.
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Ferry Nantucket Goes Out of Service, Causing Huge Sunday Backups
The ferry Nantucket was repaired and cleared for service by the Coast Guard late Sunday after a problem with a rudder indicator sidelined the ferry for most of the day, causing huge backups on the Vineyard route. SSA general manager Bob Davis said the problem was a rudder indicator.
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SSA Adopts $120 Million Budget
With finances on an even keel again amid ongoing robust ferry traffic, Steamship Authority governors voted Tuesday to approve a $119.6 million operating budget for the coming year.
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Freight Ferries Idled by Equipment Failures Over Weekend
Two Steamship Authority freight boats were taken out of service Saturday, leading to a reshuffling of boats and crews through Sunday. Both the Katama and the Sankaty had problems, but the Sankaty was back in service by Monday.
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