Cruise-ship tender with 93 passengers runs aground near Bar Harbor

(BAR HARBOR, Maine) — About 100 passengers were thrown from their seats when a cruise ship tender ran aground near Bar Island, the news website reported. One passenger in the accident said the crew did not assist the passengers, who were being shuttled from the Celebrity Summit during low tide and low visibility. A pilot boat and whalewatching boat evacuated the occupants.

Click here to view the website's story.

Click here to view an earlier story from the Bangor Daily News reporting on the accident and the safety concerns expressed previously about the operation of cruise ship tenders in the bay.

By Professional Mariner Staff