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SALVAGE SLOW IN COMING FOR STRANDED FERRY

The now-empty public ferry boat, Native Son Kat, was still aground south of St. Thomas on Monday morning with no salvage efforts on the scene.
Seas were running 3-4 feet with winds and rain from the east at 15-20 knots. The boat is lodged eastbound on the 100-yard reef connecting the two popular scuba diving sites named Cow and Calf Rocks; it apparently narrowly missed both. Her starboard (right) propeller is clearly visible above water.
Public ferries routinely pass between Deck Point on St. Thomas's East End and Cow and Calf rocks roughly 500 yards to the south. The rocks rise 3-5 feet above sea level and are hard to see at night.
Cow and Calf rocks are located in the St. James Marine Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary.

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The now-empty public ferry boat, Native Son Kat, was still aground south of St. Thomas on Monday morning with no salvage efforts on the scene.
Seas were running 3-4 feet with winds and rain from the east at 15-20 knots. The boat is lodged eastbound on the 100-yard reef connecting the two popular scuba diving sites named Cow and Calf Rocks; it apparently narrowly missed both. Her starboard (right) propeller is clearly visible above water.
Public ferries routinely pass between Deck Point on St. Thomas's East End and Cow and Calf rocks roughly 500 yards to the south. The rocks rise 3-5 feet above sea level and are hard to see at night.
Cow and Calf rocks are located in the St. James Marine Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary.