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Ferry Stuck in Cape May

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    Ferry Stuck in Cape May
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    A ferry was stuck in Cape May after an engine failure.

    The Cape May County Herald reported that the Cape May Lewes Ferry boat, Cape Henlopen, lost its starboard engine at 7:30 a.m. after leaving north Cape May on Saturday morning.

    The ferry was idling in circles about one mile offshore from about 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., awaiting a tow boat. The ferry was waiting for assistance from three Northstar Marine vessels to return to Cape May Terminal before authorities decided to sail the ferry to Lewes.

    West Cape May emergence management director Dan Rutherford, who was on board the ferry, said that the ferry captain made an announcement that the starboard engine had failed but that passengers were not in danger, according to the Cape May County Herald.

    The ferry didn't get towed in Lewes, Delaware until 2 p.m. The passengers were all reported safe.