Cape May-Lewes Ferry vessel runs aground

Wind causes problems for MV Cape Henlopen
November 18, 2020

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry’s MV Cape Henlopen ran aground shortly after departing the Cape May side of the Delaware Bay Nov. 17.

According to an article posted on the website of New Jersey 101.5, a strong gust of wind pushed the vessel toward a jetty and it became stuck with 23 passengers and nine vehicles aboard. After two hours, two tow boats were able to free the boat and take it back to dock. No injuries were reported. 

High winds continued Nov. 18, and Cape May-Lewes Ferry officials were forced to cancel afternoon departures due to winds and low tides. 


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