Passengers transferred after ferry runs aground in New Jersey

 A FILE photo of one of the ferries run by Seastreak. (Transpoman/Creative Commons Wikipedia)

A FILE photo of one of the ferries run by Seastreak. (Transpoman/Creative Commons Wikipedia)

The Coast Guard said 95 passengers were safely transferred to another vessel after a Seastreak ferry ran aground in New Jersey.

The Whaling City Express was about 200 yards from the pier in Highlands when it ran aground around 11:15 p.m. Thursday. According to the Seastreak website, the Whaling City Express is used for travel between New Jersey 

The passengers were transferred to the ferry New Jersey and the Whaling City Express refloated.

Both ferries were escorted to the pier and the Coast Guard is investigating.

There were no injuries and no pollution was reported.

 

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