Monday, April 29, 2013
A passenger boarding a Steamship Authority ferry headed to Martha’s Vineyard from Wood's Hole Sunday night was arrested after claiming he had a bomb in his car.
On Sunday night Krzysztof Malz, 45, of New Britain, CT told Steamship Authority staff he had a bomb in his car during a security screening, according to a press release. Crewmembers immediately contacted Falmouth police. Police responded and interviewed Malz and his passenger. The two claimed the bomb threat was just a joke. Nonetheless, officers with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad searched the vehicle and no bomb was located. Malz was charged with threat concerning the location of dangerous items- explosives and was held without bail.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
"Visitors can expect a train leaving South Station on Friday nights and round-trip trains leaving Saturday and Sunday mornings and returning at the end of each day," according to the website for the new CapeFlyer service between Boston and Hyannis.
Memorial Day weekend will see the return of Boston-Cape Cod rail service after more than 20 years, according to an announcement from the Steamship Authority. The new CapeFlyer train, an extension of the MBTA, will make a stop at Buzzards Bay, where Steamship Authority passengers can board a connecting bus to Woods Hole. The final stop is downtown Hyannis, where Hy-Line passengers can catch their boats to the Vineyard (beginning May 4) and Nantucket. According to the website capeflyer.com, the schedule and fares will be posted "soon" for weekend service through Labor Day: "Visitors can expect a train leaving South Station on Friday nights and round-trip trains leaving Saturday and Sunday mornings and returning at the end of each day." …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The M/V Nantucket will be out of service until Friday while necessary repairs are made.
The Steamship Authority will replace the M/V Nantucket with the freight vessel M/V Sankaty beginning this afternoon at 2:45 p.m., according to a press release. Because of the switch there will be limited capacity and amenities on those trips. Also, the 10:45 a.m. Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole trips for Thursday and Friday will not be available for vehicles or walk on passengers. The Steamship Authority advises customers to check its website for updates.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Steamship Authority cancelled two Hyannis-Nantucket trips today due to mechanical problems.
The following trips have been canceled due to mechanical issues, according the the Steamship Authority: M/V NANTUCKET 9:15AM Hyannis to Nantucket M/V NANTUCKET 12:00PM Nantucket to Hyannis The Steamship Authority hopes to have the problem fixed and the boat running this afternoon.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
High winds mean boats are still cancelled through Thursday night at the earliest
The Steamship Authority has cancelled boats between Martha’s Vineyard and Woods Hole and between Hyannis and Nantucket through Thursday night due to high winds. We will continue to update this article, but you can also visit the Steamship Authority website for the most up to date information.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Some Steamship Authority and Hy-Line Cruises boats are back on schedule.
The Steamship Authority has received permission from the U.S. Coast Guard to resume its ferry service to and from Martha’s Vineyard. All boats are running between Woods Hole and Vineyard Haven on schedule. A further update for the Nantucket route will be issued as soon as the U.S. Coast Guard has completed an assessment of Hyannis and Nantucket harbors and we have received their permission to resume service. Hyline Cruises' ferry service to Nantucket will resume service at noon Tuesday October 30th.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The SSA released a notice Friday in anticipation of cancelled ferry service between Sunday Night and Tuesday
Editor's note: the Steamship Authority released this statement on Friday regarding possible trip cancellations due to Hurricane Sandy: Based on the most recent forecasts from the National Weather Service, the Steamship Authority anticipates possible trip cancellations Sunday night into Tuesday due to the potential impacts of Hurricane Sandy. To make or modify a reservation please call 508.477.8600, online at www.steamshipauthority.com, or visit one of the terminals. There is still a lot of uncertainty as to the projected track, timing and intensity of Hurricane Sandy. The Steamship Authority is continuing to monitor the progress of the pending storm and will issue further travel advisories and updates as revised forecasts are released by …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The Steamship Authority has plans for new properties around School Street in Hyannis.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Cape and Islands could see winds up to 50 mph
The National Weather Center has issued a High Wind Watch for the Cape Cod and the Islands from late tonight through tomorrow evening. There is the potential for strong damaging winds from the west at 25 – 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph in Barnstable and the rest of the Cape. Winds will increase through the evening and be strongest during the day on Saturday. A high wind watch means there is the potential for strong, damaging winds that are capable of downing trees and power lines as well as causing property damage. As of now the Steamship Authority has not cancelled any boats. Any new updates on schedule changes or cancellations can be found on the Steamship Authority website.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Strong winds and high seas mean no boats between Hyannis and the Islands.
There is a Wind Advisory issued until midnight tonight for Cape Cod and all of southern New England into southern New Hampshire. The strong, damaging winds will be from the southwest at 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph For the most up-to-date cancellation information, visit the Steamship Authority website:www.steamshipauthority.com and Hy-line Cruises. Cancellations Steamship Authority M/V NANTUCKET departing Hyannis at 02:45 PM today - weather conditions M/V NANTUCKET departing Nantucket at 05:30 PM today - weather conditions M/V NANTUCKET departing Hyannis at 08:00 PM today - weather conditions M/V NANTUCKET departing Nantucket at 06:30 AM tomorrow - weather conditions Hy-Line To our loyal customers, we are sorry to report that the 7pm …