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Coast Guard Rescues Crew From Disabled Canadian Schooner

BOSTON - The Coast Guard says nine crew members have been safely evacuated from a Canadian charter schooner that lost power off the New England coast while on route to the Caribbean.

Petty Officer Ross Ruddell said the Liana's Ransom was still adrift and unmanned Tuesday afternoon about 34 miles east of Portland, Maine. He said there was no immediate plan to tow it.

Two Massachusetts-based Coast Guard boats weren't able to tow the vessel early Monday because of rough seas. The schooner had reported trouble at about 12:35 a.m.

Ruddell said one crew member flown to a Boston hospital with a possible head injury was treated and released. Eight others returned on the boats.

The Halifax-based schooner's Facebook page says it left Friday for St. Maarten. It says the 85-foot, steel-hulled vessel was launched in Texas in 2002.