Massachusetts Steamship Authority is keeping a close eye on Henri

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While Hurricane Henri’s track over New England is still somewhat uncertain, the Massachusetts Steamship Authority warns the storm is expected to impact service on Sunday. So far, no Steamship Authority trips between Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have been canceled, but officials have warned that cancellations remain possible on Sunday and Monday. Two round trips were added on Saturday morning to bring tankers and utility equipment to the islands, and those trips helped increase the Steamship Authority’s capacity to move more vehicles out of the vineyard. Additionally, a spokesperson said they were working to accommodate passengers trying to leave the island before the storm hit. “Spokesman Sean Driscoll wrote in a statement.” For those who are unable to do so, they will travel on hold as soon as the storm has passed and service can resume. “The Steamship Authority has launched a special page with details of Henry’s impact on his operation. Oak Bluffs Terminal will be closed on Saturday August 21 before the storm. All trips to and from Oak Bluffs will be diverted to Vineyard Haven The authority said. On the last summer weekends before Labor Day and the kids return to school. The Steamship Authority has said all travel on the Vineyard Road will be by reservation only until ‘to Monday August 30. On a trip that is canceled due to the storm will be allowed to travel pending during this period, “the authority said. Change and cancellation fees are waived for the duration of this storm, the authority said. Other Massachusetts ferry services are also affected by Henri. Hy-Line Cruises has canceled all trips for Sunday, service is expected to resume Monday. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) canceled ferry service on Sunday and Boston Harbor Cruises canceled all ferry services to the Cape Cod community in Provincetown. A representative for Boston Harbor Cruises also told NewsCenter 5 that they also do not plan to operate its Salem ferry, whale watching tours or Boston Harbor cruises on Sundays.

While Hurricane Henri’s track over New England is still somewhat uncertain, the Massachusetts Steamship Authority warns the storm is expected to impact service on Sunday.

So far, no Steamship Authority trips between Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have been canceled, but officials have warned that cancellations remain possible on Sunday and Monday.

Two round trips were added on Saturday morning to bring tankers and utility equipment to the islands, and those trips helped increase the Steamship Authority’s capacity to move more vehicles out of the vineyard.

Additionally, a spokesperson said they were working to accommodate passengers trying to leave the island before the storm hit.

“Our reservations and terminal staff are working to re-let customers who try to leave the island before the storm hits,” spokesman Sean Driscoll wrote in a statement. “For those who are unable to do so, they will travel on hold as soon as the storm has passed and service can resume.”

The Steamship Authority has launched a special page with details on Henri’s impact on his operation.

“The Oak Bluffs terminal will be closed on Saturday August 21 before the storm. All trips to and from Oak Bluffs will be diverted to Vineyard Haven,” the authority said.

The potential disruption comes on one of the last summer weekends before Labor Day and the kids return to school.

The Steamship Authority has said all travel on the Vineyard Road will be booked only through Monday, August 30. “No general hold travel will be allowed, but customers who have booked a trip canceled due to the storm will be allowed to travel on hold during this time,” the authority said.

Change and cancellation fees are waived for the duration of this storm, the authority said.

Other Massachusetts ferry services are also affected by Henry.

Hy-Line Cruises has canceled all trips for Sunday, service is expected to resume Monday.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) canceled ferry service on Sunday and Boston Harbor Cruises canceled all ferry services to the Cape Cod community in Provincetown.

A representative for Boston Harbor Cruises also told NewsCenter 5 that they also have no plans to operate its Salem ferry, whale watching tours or Boston Harbor cruises on Sunday.

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