Emergency crews respond to disabled cruise ship in Buzzards Bay

Sep 7, 2018

Numerous emergency agencies, including Dartmouth Fire District No. 1, responded to assist a disabled cruise ship in Buzzards Bay on September 7. 

According to the US Coast Guard, numerous Coast Guard stations and the Buzzards Bay Task Force were dispatched to assist the Star Pride, which was reported adrift after losing power in Buzzards Bay two miles off the coast of of Cuttyhunk Island at 3:20 p.m.

The Coast Guard reported 351 people were aboard the cruise ship 191 passengers and 160 crew. It is owned by Windstar Cruises. According to Windstar Cruisers’ Twitter page, the Star Pride was due in Manhattan Cruise Terminal at 7 a.m. Saturday. It is unclear from where the ship came from.

No injuries were reported, according to the Coast Guard.

At 5:30 p.m., the Coast Guard reported power had been restored, but the ship was still anchored. Dartmouth Fire District No. 1’s marine unit cleared the scene at 6 p.m., according to scanner traffic.

The ship was escorted via tug to Newport, R.I., where it will undergo a mandatory inspection before completing its scheduled trip to Manhattan.