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Casino boat runs aground on maiden voyage

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A casino boat on its maiden voyage has gotten off to a rocky start off the coast of Savannah, Ga.

The boat carrying about 100 passengers on a trip from Savannah ran aground overnight and remained stranded off the north end of Tybee Island Wednesday after tow lines broke in the Coast Guard's initial attempts to free it.

CBS affiliate WTOC reports that more than 12 hours after being scheduled to return, the boat is now evacuating passengers though the vessel remains stranded.

"He just said everybody had been getting a little irritated from being out there overnight," said Kia Murray, whose fiance was trapped aboard. "But they're keeping them calm. ... He said they're giving them food and water."

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