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Cruise ship carrying 350 people stranded off Massachusetts

1 month 1 week 4 days ago Friday, September 07 2018 Sep 7, 2018 September 07, 2018 9:35 PM September 07, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says a cruise ship that became disabled off the Massachusetts coast cannot leave Newport, Rhode Island, until it is inspected.

The Coast Guard tweeted Friday night that it has ordered the Star Pride not to leave until Coast Guard officials inspect it.

Capt. Chris Glander said the inspection "will ensure the safety of the passengers and crew" before they continue on to Manhattan.

The Star Pride, carrying 351 people, became stranded Friday afternoon in Buzzards Bay between Woods Hole and Martha's Vineyard.

No injuries were reported.

At about 4:40 p.m. the Coast Guard tweeted that the 376-foot cruise ship was anchored and holding and that commercial tugboats were on the way.

The company that owns it later said the vessel had regained power and was expected to continue on its way to New York.

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The company that owns a cruise ship that became disabled off the Massachusetts coast says the vessel has regained power and is expected to continue on its way to New York.

The Star Pride carrying 351 people became stranded at about 3:15 p.m. Friday in Buzzards Bay between Woods Hole and Martha's Vineyard.

No injuries were reported.

The US Coast Guard responded. At about 4:40 p.m. the Coast Guard tweeted that the 376-foot cruise ship was anchored and holding and that commercial tugboats were on the way.

Just after 5:30 p.m., the Coast Guard tweeted that the ship had regained power.

The ship is on a 17-day cruise from Reykjavik to New York. Windstar Cruises, which operates the Star Pride, said they expect the ship to resume the cruise.

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