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Captain of ship that ran aground in Boston Harbor suspended

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BOSTON (AP) - Boston Harbor Cruises says the captain of a cruise ship that ran aground in Boston Harbor while hosting a wedding reception on board has been suspended without pay.

General manager Alison Nolan says the captain, who wasn't identified, was suspended following the outcome of an internal investigation by Boston Harbor Cruises and findings by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Majesty, a 113-foot vessel, went aground near George's Island shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday. All 137 passengers required rescue.

Nolan says the captain, who has 27 years of experience, was given a drug and alcohol test immediately following his return to shore.

Boston Harbor Cruises expects that operator error will be found as the reason for the grounding. Coast Guard officials say their investigation hasn't reached any conclusions.

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