Portland ferry passengers safely evacuated from Bay Mist

PORTLAND, Maine- Ninety-six passengers were evacuated from a Portland-based ferry that ran aground about half a mile southeast of Basket Island, off the coast of Maine around 10 p.m., Friday. There were no reports of pollution or injuries to the 96 passengers and three crew aboard. The Bay Mist refloated with the incoming tide around 3:15 a.m., and an inspection of the hull showed no signs of a puncture....

Portland ferry runs aground near Casco Bay

PORTLAND, Maine- A Portland-based ferry ran aground about half a mile southeast of Basket Island, off the coast of Maine around 10 p.m., Friday. There are no reports of pollution or injuries to the 99 passengers and crew aboard. Coast Guard Station South Portland received a radio call at 9:58 p.m., reporting the 84-foot Bay Mist had run aground. The station launched a 25-foot and a 47-foot rescue boat...