Just a little more than a week after launching for the season, the Providence to Newport Ferry has had to shut down for more than a week following a crash.

According to a Seastreak spokesperson, the ferry hit a buoy on Saturday night while trying to avoid another boat. None of the 18 people on board of the ferry at the time were injured.

While the ferry is being repaired in New York, the ferry will not be operating again until June 27th.

Update: Seastreak announced on Saturday, June 24th that the ferry would not return until late next week;

Please be advised, due to unforeseen circumstances, all departures between Providence and Newport have been cancelled from Saturday, June 24th- Monday, June 26th.

We hope to resume service on Tuesday, June 27th. Please call us at 1-800-BOATRIDE (262-8743) with any questions, or to reschedule your trip. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Update: Seastreak announced on Friday, June 23rd that the ferry would not return until late next week;

Please be advised, due to unforeseen circumstances, all departures between Providence and Newport have been cancelled from Friday, June 23rd-Wednesday, June 28th.We hope to resume service on Saturday, June 24th. Please call us at 1-800-BOATRIDE (262-8743) with any questions, or to reschedule your trip. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Update: Seastreak updated its website in the late afternoon of June 20th to say they hoped service would return on Saturday, June 24th;

Please be advised, due to unforeseen circumstances, all departures between Providence and Newport have been cancelled for Wednesday, June 21st, through Friday, June 23rd.We hope to resume service on Saturday, June 24th. Please call us at 1-800-BOATRIDE (262-8743) with any questions, or to reschedule your trip. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

UPDATE: Seastreak has updated its website on Tuesday, June 20th to say that the earliest the ferry would be operating again is Friday, June 23rd.

Please be advised, due to unforeseen circumstances all departures between Providence and Newport have been cancelled for Tuesday, June 20th, Wednesday, June 21st, and Thursday, June 22nd.

We hope to resume service on Friday, June 23rd. Please call us at 1-800-BOATRIDE (262-8743) with any questions, or to reschedule your trip. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

From Seastreak’s website on Monday, June 19th;

PROVIDENCE / NEWPORT FERRY SERVICE ALERT

6/18/2017, 6/19/2017 & 6/20/2017

 Please be advised, due to unforeseen circumstances all departures between Providence and Newport have been cancelled for the following days:

Sunday 6/18/2017

Monday 6/19/2017

Tuesday 6/20/2017

We hope to resume service on Wednesday 6/21/2017. Please call us at 1-800-262-8743 with any questions, or to reschedule your trip.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

This story will be updated as more information is received.

This story was originally published on June 19th at 8:18 am.

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