UPDATE: Stranded Cruise Ship gets power back, departs after docking in Newport overnight
By: News Staff
BOSTON, M.A. (WLNE) – Several Coast Guard units and the Buzzards Bay Task Force responded to a cruise ship that lost power Friday, September 7th, in Buzzards Bay.
The cruise ship, Star Pride, had 350 people onboard, but there were no reported injuries after the ship became stranded around 3:15 p.m.
The Captain of the ship reported they had a disabled boat before anchoring the ship.
Power was restored to the Star Pride around 5:00 p.m.
The ship was originally scheduled to arrive in Manhattan, but was forced to dock in Newport, R.I. overnight into Saturday for an inspection.
Captain Chris Glander, commander of Sector Southeastern New England said, “The inspections will ensure the safety of the passengers and crew before they conclude their voyage to Manhattan.”
United States Coast Guard officials told ABC6 Saturday that the inspection was carried out, and the vessel departed from Newport sometime Saturday morning.
The cause of the loss of power to the ship is still unknown at this time, but is under investigation.
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