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Pirate-themed ship runs aground

Published 01/01/2012 | 04:37

Pirate-themed cruise ship Pirate's Ransom ran aground on Florida's Gulf coast
Pirate-themed cruise ship Pirate's Ransom ran aground on Florida's Gulf coast

A Pirate-themed cruise ship carrying about 100 passengers has run aground, Florida authorities said.

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Public safety officials in Clearwater said 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 on Saturday night.

A city press release said 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 on Florida's Gulf coast.

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