Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Casino Ship Loses Power & Runs Aground

A Sun Cruz casino ship ran aground in Dania Beach Monday night after losing engine power, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said. According to spokesman Dana Warr, the vessel blew five short blasts to indicate something was wrong about 9:30 p.m. and a Dania Beach bridge opened to let it through. The ship's engines were restarted and it was drifting into the channel once more when it ran ashore for reasons not yet determined, he said.
Only crewmembers were aboard and no one was injured. Warr did not immediately know where the ship was leaving from or heading. Estimates about damage the vessel sustained were also unavailable.

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