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Boston Area Ferry Runs Aground

Rob Almeida
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August 28, 2014

Image: Boston Harbor Cruises

The U.S. Coast Guard reported last night that rescue crews from Point Allerton, a station near Boston, responded to a ferry that ran aground in Lynn Harbor, marking the second incident in a month for the vessel.

The Ferry Cetacea ran aground at 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday about a quarter of a mile from the pier leaving 13 passengers and four crews stranded.

High tide is predicted to be at 1:00 a.m. and the vessel is expected to re-float on the incoming tide, according to a statement from the USCG.

“We to want to make sure the passengers, crew, and vessel are all safe” said Petty Officer 1st Class Paul Brancaleoni, the operations unit controller at the 1st Coast Guard District Command Center in Boston, Massachusetts. “We’ll stay on scene and monitor it closely to ensure they are.”

Last month, the Cetacea became stranded overnight with 163 people onboard after it snagged an offshore LNG terminal buoy during a 3-hour whale watching cruise off Boston.

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