The Coast Guard was planning to inspect the General II for damage. It ran aground on a reef on a trip from Red Hook to Enighed Pond.
The boat must be taken out of the water and inspected for damage to its hull. The St. John Source quoted Sherry Boynes-Jackson saying the ship's keel had been banged up but that the barge was able to travel under its own power. Boyson has a second ferry, its newest, Mr. B. It will run an 'upgraded schedule' until General II is back in service, the company said.
The other car barge operator, Love City Ferries, issued a notice of its schedule. Barges leave St. John every two hours on the even hour and make the return trip from St. Thomas every hour on the odd hour from 6:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If the General II is found to be OK, it could be back in service late this week, according to Boynes-Jackson.
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