Proposed Slow Speed Zones for Right Whales Worry SSA Officials
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has proposed an expansion of its Speed Management Areas to help critically endangered right whales.
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Steamship Authority Names Its Two New Vessels
The two newest additions to the Steamship Authority fleet will be named M/V Aquinnah and M/V Monomoy, following a unanimous vote by the boat line board of governors.
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SSA Narrows List in Naming Contest for New Freight Ferries
Pinkletink and Boaty McBoatface won’t soon be plying the waters between Woods Hole and Vineyard Haven, having failed to make the short-list of names for the newest additions to the Steamship Authority fleet.
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SSA Eyes Fare Hike in 2023
Steamship Authority customers were spared a fare increase in 2022, but more than $3 million in red ink on next year’s draft operating budget spells higher prices for riders in 2023.
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Island SSA Rep Updates County Commission
As public pressure grows in the wake of Steamship Authority cancellations, breakdowns and reservation woes, the Dukes County commission invited Jim Malkin, Vineyard representative to the SSA, to give an update on operations at the ferry line on Sept. 7.
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Drydock Uncovers Costly Surprise for SSA
The cost of overhauling the Steamship Authority freight ferry M/V Katama, originally estimated at $1.1 million, has ballooned by more than 40 per cent after drydock workers found deteriorating structural steel deep inside the vessel.
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Nantucket Sidelined Again Due to Engine Issue
The Steamship Authority's M/V Nantucket was back out of service on Wednesday and Thursday due to a nagging mechanical problem that first arose last weekend.
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Two Almost-New Ferries to Join SSA Fleet
The Steamship Authority is preparing to purchase two Louisiana-based offshore supply vessels for conversion into freight ferries to replace the aging M/V Gay Head and M/V Katama.
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Ferry Breakdown Sows Weekend Chaos
A mechanical failure aboard the Steamship Authority's M/V Nantucket Saturday morning led to travel delays and confusion on both sides of Vineyard Sound.
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Steamship Changes Service for Fireworks, Road Race
Friday's Oak Bluffs fireworks and Sunday's Falmouth Road Race are affecting the Steamship Authority schedule.
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