Steering Issues Sideline Island Home Ferry

Steering issues on the M/V Island Home led to the cancellation of two round trips on the Steamship Authority’s Vineayrd route Wednesday morning. The boat is scheduled to restart service at 1:15 p.m.

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SSA Winter Traffic Data Shows Shifting Trends in Off-Season Travel
Mid-February traffic numbers from the Steamship Authority indicate that fewer Islanders are traveling than in winters past, while off-Island travel to the Vineyard is up.
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Ferry Island Home Taken Out of Service
The Island Home was taken out of service late Thursday after vibration was observed on a propeller shaft.
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Steamship Surveys Public for New Website
The Steamship Authority has released an online survey to gather public input as it prepares to develop a new website.
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State Bailout May Not Be Needed for SSA
Louisa Hufstader
The Steamship Authority ended 2020 with a $12.5 million operating deficit, far smaller than anticipated last spring, general manager Robert Davis told the SSA governors Tuesday.
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Opening Day for Summer Reservations at SSA Sees Brisk Business
Noah Asimow
The Steamship Authority saw a busy morning on opening day for online summer ferry reservations Tuesday. And there were no website crashes this year.
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SSA Alters Freight Schedule After Positive Covid Tests
Noah Asimow
The Steamship Authority has cut back its Vineyard freight ferry routes after two employees tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.
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SSA Appeals to State for Guidance on Vaccinations
Noah Asimow
Citing urgent staffing and scheduling concerns, the Steamship Authority has sent a letter to the state Department of Public Health requesting guidance on the vaccination process for its 500 employees.
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SSA Vessel Worker Tests Positive
A fourth Steamship Authority employee in almost as many days has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a press release Monday.
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SSA Cancels Two Midday Trips After Employee Tests Positive
Noah Asimow

The Steamship Authority cancelled two midday trips on its Vineyard route Wednesday after an employee assigned to the M/V Martha’s Vineyard tested positive for Covid-19, spokesman Sean Driscoll confirmed in a press release.

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