A group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a rope off of Nahant and they were forced to spend a long night at sea.
The Boston Harbor Cruises whale watch vessel Cetacea was freed early Tuesday and docked shortly after 8 a.m. at Boston’s Long Wharf. No injuries were reported to any of the 157 passengers or six crew members.
Below are reports on the incident that left more than 150 passengers stranded overnight Monday on a Boston Harbor Cruises whale-watch vessel:
Whale watch stranded at sea overnight just docked back in Boston. Passengers look eager to get off. pic.twitter.com/oLIHxMDjI4— Katelyn Flint (@Katelyn_Flint) July 29, 2014
Stranded New England Whale watch back safe and sound. pic.twitter.com/8J4qWu11Rq— Bob Murdock (@FOX25photog) July 29, 2014
Whale Watch boat tangled by something 17miles away from Boston for over 10 hours now, I am on board with my family. pic.twitter.com/YdTX3yCVta— Huang Jianxiang (@HjxHuang) July 29, 2014