Tall ship Unicorn freed from rocks in Great Harbor

BOSTON — Sixteen women and the 118-foot tall ship they were aboard are safe after the vessel ran aground on rocks in Great Harbor near Woods Hole, Mass., Wednesday.

The tall ship Unicorn is safely anchored in Vineyard Haven, Mass., after the commercial tug Jaguar freed it from the rocks and towed it.

A 41-foot boat crew from Coast Guard Station Woods Hole removed nine teenagers and one adult chaperone from the Unicorn, leaving six adult crewmembers aboard to assist with freeing it.

No injuries or pollution have been reported and a commercial dive team will perform an underwater assessment to inspect the hull for damage.

The all-female crew and passengers were en route from Boston to Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. The crew of the Asbury, N.J.-based, tall ship teaches young women how to sail.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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