Commuter Ferry Runs Aground in Boston Harbor


Coast Guard rescue crews responded to a MBTA commuter ferry that ran aground near the Hingham Back River, Massachusetts. at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014.

Watchstanders at the First District Command Center in Boston received a call that the 97’ passenger ferry Massachusetts had run aground with 9 passengers and 5 crewmembers onboard.

A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Point Allerton arrived with a 45’ 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 was later towed to Boston, with no damage reported.

No pollution was reported, and the incident is under investigation.