Wedding Cruise Ship Runs Aground in Boston

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 30, 2016

Photo: Massachusetts Environmental Police

Photo: Massachusetts Environmental Police

 The Boston Harbor Cruises' Majesty ran aground in Boston Harbor on Saturday. All 137 passengers were unharmed and transferred to the Asteria, another Boston Harbor Cruises vessel, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

 
One couple's wedding reception was going aboard as the boat turned into disaster when their vessel ran aground. New husband Jamie Stern  said the guests were just finishing dinner around 7 pm when the celebration came to a halt as the ship neared Georges Island.
 
The 113-foot Boston Harbor Cruises ship will be inspected by Coast Guard marine inspectors and investigation officers.
 
The ship did not appear to have been damaged Saturday when it ran aground near Georges Island about 7 p.m., the Coast Guard said.
 
Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrew Barresi says five boats operated by the Coast Guard, state police, state environmental police and the Massachusetts Port Authority helped transfer the passengers.
 
It’s unclear why the ship grounded. The bride and groom said they hope they get a refund, but for now they’re headed to Brazil for their honeymoon.
 
Boston Harbor Cruises "is fully cooperating with the Coast Guard in the investigation of the grounding," according to a news release.
 
The Massachusetts Environmental Police tweeted a photo of evacuated passengers aboard a ship named "Thomas Paine," with the "Majesty" in the background.
 
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