The Vineyard Gazette
It happened yesterday. One minute before 11 a.m., the Island boat line was administered by the officers and directors of the Massachusetts Steamship Lines Inc., as constituted for some time past; one minute after 11, the management was in the hands of new officers and directors, the responsibility of the New Bedford, Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamboat Authority.
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Only the signature of Governor Furcolo now remains to turn into law the bill setting up a new Steamship Authority with three members, locally appointed, to represent the Vineyard Nantucket, and F
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The U.S. Coast Guard has cleared the M/V Governor for service after a leak was detected on the vesssel as it was berthed in the Vineyard Haven harbor Wednesday morning.
Soaring costs for the Steamship Authority’s expansive Woods Hole terminal reconstruction have reached new heights.
Steamship Authority general manager Bob Davis received a glowing performance review during his annual evaluation Tuesday, with governing board members unanimously praising his steady handling of not one — but two — viruses that threatened nearly all facets of the ferry service’s operations.
The Steamship Authority did not pay a ransom after a cyber attack shut down the boat line’s IT and communications systems for more than a week in early June, general manager Bob Davis said Tuesday.
More than a week after a ransomware attack crashed Steamship Authority IT systems and communications, the ferry line announced Saturday morning that its website was back up.
The boat line continued an inch-by-inch process of manually piecing operations back together following the attack last week that shut down its website.