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It is only 18 miles to Block so you can leave after any morning fog has burned off and before any evening fog sets in. Yes...fog can be quite dense and last for a long time at this time of year as well.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Coast Guard Cutter hits Ferry
NEW LONDON, Conn. - A Coast Guard cutter collided with a Block Island Ferry carrying more than 250 passengers in dense fog Wednesday, but no serious injuries were reported, authorities said.
The ferry was on an hour-long run to Block Island, and the cutter, a buoy tender named Morro Bay, was returning to its home base in New London, Conn., when the collision occurred about 12:15 p.m., the Coast Guard said.
"At this point, the circumstance as to how the crash occurred is part of the investigation. It is not available this early," Chief Petty Officer Amy Thomas said. "We regret any inconvenience or distress this might have caused anybody on the ferry."
Visibility at the time of the collision was about 200 yards, the Coast Guard said."
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