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A whale-watching boat was stranded 13 miles off the coast of northern Massachusetts overnight, after the boat’s propeller got tangled in a tagline.

More than 160 people were aboard the boat, part of a three-hour whale-watching trip with Boston Harbor Cruises.

The group was supposed to return at about 4:30 p.m. Monday – but the vessel, named the Cetacea, never made it back to shore. About 10 minutes into the return trip, the Cetacea got stuck.

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Coast Guard crews responded as the passengers were forced to spend a long night at sea.

Divers cut the boat free this morning, and the boat docked at Boston Harbor after 7:30 a.m. All of the passengers are all right, a Boston Harbor Cruises spokesperson said.

The company is compensating passengers for their troubles. Each passenger will receive $500 in cash, a $100 gift card for another trip, and a full refund, about $50. The company will also pay to re-book any passengers who missed flights this morning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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