Ferry passengers set adrift after cable snaps

The Englishtown Ferry in Cape Breton, N.S., could be back in operation by Tuesday, after a cable snapped on the weekend and gave about 20 passengers an unexpected adventure.

Officials said Monday that they hoped the ferry would be ready to resume service on Tuesday.

The cable used to tow the ferry across the channel from Jersey Cove to Englishtown broke just before 5 p.m. AT on Sunday, leaving the vessel floating helplessly.