Pirate-themed Cruise Ship Runs Aground In Fla.


Salon Staff
January 1, 2012 9:18AM (UTC)

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a Pirate-themed cruise ship carrying about 100 passengers has run aground on New Year's Eve.

Public safety officials in Clearwater said Saturday night that crews responded at the Memorial Causeway Bridge when the cruise ship, known as the Pirate's Ransom, ran aground. A second vessel attempted to take some of the passengers to shore also ran aground. Police and fireboats were taking passengers to shore late Saturday night.

Advertisement:

A city press release says a 77-year-old woman was examined at the scene but refused treatment. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Authorities said fog is believed to have been a factor in the ships running aground. Clearwater is located about 30 miles north of St. Petersburg, on the Gulf coast.


Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••





Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •