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Fishing boat hits cruise ship off Nantucket


The Norwegian Pearl was en route to the Bahamas when it was struck by a fishing boat.

A cruise ship called the Norwegian Pearl was hit by a fishing boat off Nantucket early Saturday morning. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff)

A fishing boat rammed a cruise ship off Nantucket early Saturday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday.

A Coast Guard spokesperson said they received a call about the crash around 2:25 a.m. Saturday morning. He said the Gabby G, a 92-foot fishing vessel, struck a cruise ship called the Norwegian Pearl, which is owned and operated by Norwegian Cruise Lines.

A man aboard the fishing boat said he received minor facial cuts from the accident, but no other injuries were reported, the spokesman said.

The Norwegian Pearl suffered minor scratches and the Gabby G suffered more extensive damage, the spokesperson said. The Gabby G was able to return alone to New Bedford.

The Norwegian Pearl continued its journey to the Bahamas after the crash.

It is not known how the accident happened.


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