Coast Guard, local agencies, good Samaritans remove 120 passengers from vessel aground

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard, local agencies and good Samaritans successfully removed 120 passengers and crew off the passenger vessel Pirates Ransom that ran aground near the Clearwater Causeway Channel Saturday evening. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders were relayed by Coast Guard Station Sand Key that the vessel was hard aground by channel marker 5. Station Sand Key launched...