Coast Guard responds to ferry aground in Boston Harbor

1st Coast Guard District News
BOSTON – Coast Guard rescue crews responded to a ferry that ran aground near the Hingham Back River, Mass. at approximately 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Watchstanders at the First District Command Center in Boston received a call that the 97-foot passenger ferry Massachusetts had run aground with nine passengers and five crewmembers onboard.

A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Point Allerton arrived with a 45-foot response boat at 5:41 p.m. The Hingham Harbormaster and Massachusetts State Police also responded. State police safely transferred all passengers back to shore with no injuries reported.

The Massachusetts has been taken into tow, with no damage reported, and arrived at Rowes Wharf in Boston later on Friday evening.

Drug and alcohol testing has been conducted.

There has been no pollution reported.

The incident is under investigation.

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