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Vista Star escorted back to port after mechanical failure

CREDIT: JUSTIN STEINBACH

DULUTH, MN -- The U.S. Coast Guard gave a helping hand to the Vista Star Tuesday after it became disabled outside the Duluth entry.

The Duluth Canal Camera captured the tourist boat getting towed into the Harbor.

CREDIT: CANAL CAM

Coast Guard officials say 32 passengers were on board the tourist boat at the time.

They all had life jackets.

Several vessels including the Coast Guard helped nudge the boat back to port behind the DECC around 12:30.

Tuesday afternoon Vista Fleet owner Justin Steinbach said the boat was back in working order and would be out on the water again on Wednesday.

Passengers were refunded and issued vouchers for a free ride in the future, Steinbach said.

Kevin Jacobsen

News Director

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