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34 Passengers Safe After Tour Boat Takes on Water Near Gloucester

Coast Guard officials say boat was taking on about 5 gallons of water per minute

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    U.S. Coast Guard

    Nearly three dozen passengers are safe after the tour boat they were on started taking on water Saturday, off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts.

    The United States Coast Guard said they received a mayday call from the captain of the King Eider, a Cape Ann Harbor tour boat, at about 4:30 p.m.

    Before Gloucester Harbor master boats and Massachusetts State Police responded, the Lisa and Jake fishing vessel arrived to help.

    Coast Guard officials said pumps were used to drain water from the vessel, which was taking on about 5 gallons per minute.

    The boat was towed to Gloucester Harbor Master Pier with all 34 passengers on board.

    No injuries were reported.

    Officials aren't sure exactly what caused the boat to start sinking.


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