NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — Interstate Navigation, which operates the Block Island ferry, has resumed traditional service between Point Judith and New Shoreham on a revised schedule.
Port Captain Chris Myers told 12 News Narragansett Fire Department requested their services in order to provide mutual aid to Block Island. The ferry operator has a mutual aid agreement with southern Rhode Island departments to provide mutual aid.
“The agreement’s kind of been in place for a few years now, this is the first time I have seen it personally exercised in the entire time I’ve worked here,” Myers said.
Their first vessel sailed towards Block Island around 1:30 a.m. with crews.
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The Newport high speed ferry remains cancelled. The Point Judith high speed ferry will resume service at 1:20 p.m., according to the ferry website.
“We would expect by this evening, by the time we stop running, we should have a message posted on our website for tomorrow’s service,” Myers said.