M/V Iyanough Returns to Service

HYANNIS – The Steamship Authority’s Fast Ferry M/V Iyanough returned to service this morning, departing Hyannis on its first run since crashing into the Hyannis breakwater last month.

The ferry departed Hyannis just after 8:15 a.m. for its trip to Nantucket. The Iyanough will make a number of runs throughout the day as the Steamship Authority returns to a normal schedule.

The passengers who boarded the boat were happy to have the ferry back in service, particularly those who work regularly on the island.

“It’s very good. We get to save a little bit coming on the boat,” said Jerry, a mover who has been flying to Nantucket for his jobs over the last month.

The vessel grounded on June 16 after the captain misinterpreted a metal pole on the Hyannis breakwater for a buoy on the radar. The Coast Guard continues to investigate the incident.

The boat line had been leasing vessels to handle some of the traffic to and from Nantucket.

There were 48 passengers, 6 crew members and 3 food service workers onboard when the vessel grounded. Fifteen people were taken to Cape Cod Hospital with various injuries.

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