Hundreds stranded after cruise ship loses power in Buzzards Bay

WAREHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - A cruise ship with hundreds of people onboard lost power and became stuck in Buzzards Bay Friday afternoon, officials said.

The coast guard announced that the Buzzards Bay Task Force and other units were responding to the ship about 3:45 p.m.

The 376-foot ship, known as the Star Pride, has 351 passengers and crew members onboard, officials said.

The ship has since regained power but the Coast Guard says it will remain anchored in place for the time being.

Commercial tugboats were also called out to the ship.

The ship started in Reykjavik, Iceland, according to passenger Jose Kirchner, and received several inspections from Canadian officials and the U.S. Coast Guard.

He said the ship lost power around 2 p.m. after a strong vibration rocked the vessel as it traveled through the Cape Cod Canal.

“This is probably the ideal time and place for this to happen,” Kirchner said. ” We are surrounded by good folks.”

A statement released by Windstar says that the Star Pride ship’s engines shut down due to a lack of cooling water.

Officials say that the ship will soon resume its cruise to New York.

There were no reported injuries.