February 22, 2018

Aquarium research vessel grounds on Norwalk Harbor sandbar

NORWALK — About 15 children were taken off the Maritime Aquarium’s research vessel after it became grounded on a sandbar at the entrance to the Norwalk Harbor on Sunday afternoon.

The Oceanic was returning to harbor when it ran up on a bar next to Manresa Island at 3:30 p.m., Marine Police Sgt. Peter Lapak said. Marine police were dispatched to the 40-foot boat and removed the passengers. No injuries were reported.

Lapak said the boat ran aground on a little-known sandbar as the tide was going out.

While returning to harbor, Oceanic’s skipper took a slight detour out of the

Source: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/policereports/article/Aquarium-research-vessel-grounds-on-Norwalk-2189141.php