Whale watching boat snagged by rope docks safely

Jul 29, 2014 8:44 AM by Cheryl Wengren

BOSTON (AP) - Passengers on a whale watch boat are back on dry land after spending a long night stuck at sea outside Boston.

The boat got snagged by a lobster trap rope about 15 miles off Massachusetts on Monday. Divers managed to free it early Tuesday, and the vessel docked shortly before 8 a.m.

There were no injuries to any of the 157 passengers or six crewmembers.

Sheila Green, a spokeswoman for Boston Harbor Cruisers, says passengers were smiling and waving as the boat approached the dock.

Green says passengers will receive a refund on their $50 ticket, a $100 gift card for a future Boston Harbor Cruise and $500 cash for their troubles.

She said the passengers were given food and drink and blankets to stay warm.


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