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The CAT cancels trips out of Portland

The high speed ferry with service from Portland to Nova Scotia cancelled two trips Tuesday. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) – The high speed ferry with service from Portland to Nova Scotia cancelled two trips Tuesday.

Bay Ferries Limited is the Canadian company which runs the CAT.

On its website, it announced two trips scheduled for Tuesday would be cancelled due to technical issues.

The CAT arrived back in Portland Monday and was expected to head back to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia later that day.

That trip, as well as two trips Tuesday were cancelled.

According to the Associated Press, the company temporarily suspended service after two of its four engines blew out in separate incidents.

The cancellations are affecting Mainers, including a South Portland couple who said they planned on taking the CAT to Nova Scotia for their 25th wedding anniversary and the cancellation impacted their trip.

According to the company's website, there are additional trips back to Nova Scotia Tuesday night out of Saint John, New Brunswick, which is about a 5-and-a-half-hour drive from Portland.

There are no scheduled trips Wednesday but there are trips on Thursday.

CBS 13 reached out to Bay Ferries Limited, which operates the CAT, to ask if those trips will happen on Thursday, but we have not heard back from them.

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