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Ferry Detour

August 27, 2016

Ferry Detour

The high-speed ferry between Nova Scotia and Maine took a slight detour yesterday morning.

Bay Ferries says the CAT received a distress call from Canadian authorities asking it to assist a fishing boat that was taking on water.

The diverted CAT stood by to lend assistance as a U-S coast guard aircraft dropped pumping equipment to the fishing vessel so it could be stabilized.

The ferry was then back on its way to Portland, Maine at high speed, hoping to make up for lost time.