Update: The Star Pride is back under full power and is currently underway to Newport, Rhode Island, for a U.S. Coast Guard inspection. Upon completion of the inspection the ship will resume the scheduled itinerary to New York.
The U.S. Coast Guard was notified shortly after 3:15 pm that Star Pride had lost power. The cruise ship is currently between Martha’s Vineyard and Woods Hole. Commercial tug boats are en route to assist the vessel.
It is currently unknown at this time what caused the cruise ship to lose power. The ship was on its way to New York after spending the past few weeks visiting ports in Canada and Iceland. Star Pride was scheduled to arrive in New York on Saturday morning.
No injuries have been reported and attempts to restore power have been unsuccessful.
— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) September 7, 2018
NEW: Just spoke to a man on the stranded cruise ship. Here’s what he said:
– They left Bar Harbor, ME last night
– Went through Cape Cod Canal & suddenly lost power around 2:10p
– He says there was a strong vibration throughout the ship before they lost power #7News pic.twitter.com/3YVkWbYso4
— Justin Dougherty (@DoughertyJC) September 7, 2018
16:10:BREAKING NEWS FALMOUTH, MA -BUZZARDS BAY -A CRUISE SHIP WITH 300 SOULS ON BOARD HAS LOST POWER AND IS A DRIFT. COAST GUARD TASK FORCE ACTIVATED. PCFN14
— Providence Citywide (@PCFN) September 7, 2018