Disabled Cruise Ship Regains Power off US East Coast
The cruise ship Star Pride has regained power after becoming disabled about two miles off the coast of Cuttyhunk, Mass. last week.
The ship’s captain reported to U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Southeastern New England at about 3:20 p.m., Friday that the vessel had lost power and was disabled.
Coast Guard crews and the Buzzards Bay Task Force launched and surrounded the 440-foot, 9,975-grt cruise ship to ensure the safety of 191 passengers and 160 crewmembers on board the ship. No injuries were reported.
The crew of Star Pride was able to safely anchor outside the channel and regained power at about 5 p.m.
The Coast Guard ordered the vessel to have a Coast Guard inspection prior to completing its scheduled trip to Manhattan. Under tug escort, the Star Pride will moor up in Newport to await inspectors.
“The inspections will ensure the safety of the passengers and crew before they conclude their voyage to Manhattan,” said Capt. Chris Glander, commander of Sector Southeastern New England.
The cause of the incident is under investigation