Ferry docks safely in Puerto Rico after onboard fire

August 17, 2016 1:01 PM

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The U.S. Coast Guard helped rescue hundreds of people aboard a car and passenger ferry that caught fire off the coast of Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning.

Police say smoke was spotted on aboard the Caribbean Fantasy as it traveled about a mile off Puerto Rico’s north coast. Police officer Aurelis Colon told the Associated Press the ship later docked safely in Puerto Rico.

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