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CMLF Vessel Experiences Engine Trouble
By JSalmon on 10/16/2010:  

 

CMLF Vessel Experiences Engine Trouble
 
(Cape May, NJ) This morning, the Cape May – Lewes Ferry (CMLF) vessel, MV Cape Henlopen , experienced engine difficulty while transiting the Delaware Bay. At 7:30 a.m., the vessel departed the Cape May terminal bound for Lewes, Delaware with 56 vehicles and 114 passengers. Approximately a half hour later, the vessel Captain reported that the starboard engine had failed.  The United States Coast Guard was on the scene to assist, if necessary.
 
The vessel continued to cross the Delaware Bay under its own power using its second engine. With the assistance of two tugboats, the MV Cape Henlopen docked at the Lewes terminal at approximately 2:00 p.m. No injuries were reported.
 
The following departures were affected by the incident:
 
                              Cape May, NJ                                Lewes, DE
                              11:00 a.m.                                     9:15 a.m.
                              1:00 p.m.                                       11:15 p.m.
                                                                                    2:45 p.m.
 
Additional departures may be affected on Sunday, October 17. Travelers who plan to use the Ferry are urged to call the CMLF reservations and information center at 800 64 FERRY (800.643.3779) or visit the CMLF online at www.cmlf.com for the latest departure information.