Casino Boat Passengers Stranded All Night Off SC Coast

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_f413bc6889.jpgU.S. Coast Guard (NEW YORK) -- A casino boat carrying 123 people is stranded on rocks near the coast of Georgia Wednesday. The Escapade, with 96 passengers and 27 crew members, got stuck during low tide in South Carolina's Calibogue Sound around midnight, the U.S. Coast Guard told ABC News. There are no reports of injuries.

Coast Guard crews say the vessel is stable off the South Carolina coast and nearly two miles from Tybee Island, Georgia. They attempted to move the boat around noon Wednesday once water levels reached high tide, but the tow-lines broke, Petty Officer First Class Lauren Jorgensen said.

More than 12 hours later, passengers are finally being ferried from the ship to smaller boats, and then taken to a large Coast Guard Cutter. Once all passengers are aboard the cutter, they will be taken to the U.S. Coast Guard base on Tybee Island.

Tradewinds Casino Cruise of Florida operates the ship, which was taking its maiden voyage for its Savannah cruise service on Tuesday night, according to the company's Facebook page. The cruise was expected to run from 7 p.m. until midnight.

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