The Great Lakes Coast Guard and others are responding to a stranded passenger ferry in the Straits of Mackinac on Tuesday night.
In a tweet, USCG Great Lakes said a ferry from Star Line Ferry with passengers aboard “apparently lost steering off Mackinaw City while on its way from the island,” sometime around 6 p.m. on Tuesday night.
USCG said the ferry was currently “drifting slowly with the current and in no danger of grounding.”
An update posted at 8:40 p.m. said a local commercial vessel is enroute to transfer the passengers to St. Ignace. It’s unclear how many passengers are on board. The ferry continues to drift slowly in open water and is not in distress, USGC said.
Passengers ferries are frequently passing through the Straits, from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island.
Update: (1 of 2) A local commercial vessel is enroute to transfer the passengers aboard Huron, the Mackinac Island ferry that lost steering this evening in the Straits of Mackinac. Transferred passengers will be taken to St Ignace, Mich. while Huron awaits a tow from ...— USCG Great Lakes (@USCGGreatLakes) April 6, 2022