Cruise Ship with 350 People On Board Loses Power in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

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MS Star Pride. Photo: Massachusetts Environmental Police

The U.S. Coast Guard responded after the cruise ship, Star Pride, became disabled in Buzzards Bay about two miles off the coast of Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts.

The captain of the Star Pride notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at about 3:20 p.m., reporting the ship lost power and was disabled.

Coast Guard crews and the Buzzards Bay Task Force launched were launched to respond to the scene.

The crew of the Star Pride was able to safely anchor outside the channel and regained power at about 5 p.m.

Footage of the cruise ship Star Pride in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, from Air Station Cape Cod’s HC-144 Ocean Sentry. U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard has ordered the vessel to have a Coast Guard inspection prior to completing its scheduled trip to Manhattan. Under tug escort, the Star Pride was expected to 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.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the incident is under investigation

The cruise ship has 191 passengers and 160 crewmembers aboard.

According to AIS ship tracking data, the Star Pride was sailing from Boston to bound for New York.

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Track of the Sar Pride through Buzzards Bay. Image: MarineTraffic.com

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