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Tall ship freed from hard grounding

Sixteen women and the 118-foot tall ship they were aboard are safe after the vessel ran aground on rocks Wednesday in Great Harbor near Woods Hole, Mass.

The tall ship Unicorn is now anchored in Vineyard Haven, Mass., after two Sea Tow boats freed it from the rocks and a commercial tug towed it.

A 41-foot boat crew from Coast Guard Station Woods Hole removed nine teenagers and one adult chaperone from Unicorn, leaving six adult crewmembers aboard to assist with freeing it.

Click here to read a Coast Guard press release with photos.