Barnstable County

Service delays expected after crack found in hull of Steamship Authority ferry

FALMOUTH, Mass. — A crack found in a Steamship Authority ferry will affect upcoming weekend services.

Officials discovered a small amount of water in the steering gear void of the M/V Gay Head on Friday afternoon, according to the Steamship Authority. Officials say a 4 inch crack in the hull of the vessel’s aft was determined to be the root cause of the water damage. Although the crack is above the waterline, the vessel will have to be dry docked in Connecticut for repairs, ferry officials say.

The vessel will sail to Thames Shipyard in New London on Monday morning. The M/V Sankaty will be servicing most of the M/V Gay Head’s weekend schedule, according to the Steamship Authority.

To see the service changes for this weekend, click here.

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