BOSTON — The Coast Guard announced that rescue crews evacuated passengers from a ferry that ran aground on Nixes Mate, in Boston’s outer harbor last week.
Watchstanders from Sector Boston received notification via VFH channel 16 at approximately 8:50 a.m. that the ferry Provincetown 3 had run aground with 145 passengers, four crew and one dog on board.
The Boston Herald quoted one passenger saying the situation was “pandemonium.”
Sector Boston launched two 45-foot response boat mediums. Station Point Allerton launched a 25-foot response boat small. The Coast Guard Cutter Flyingfish was diverted. Quincy Police Department, Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, Weymouth Harbor Master, Massachusetts State Police, Sea Tow Boston, City Water Taxi, and the Ferry Provincetown 2 were also on scene assisting, the Coast Guard reported.
Coast Guard Station Boston’s two 45-foot response boat mediums, Quincy Police department boats, and Boston Police Department boats transferred the passengers.
All passengers were safely evacuated onto the Provincetown 2 at approximately 10:35 a.m., the release said.
Coast Guard Marine Inspectors are conducting an investigation and inspection of the vessel.
The Provincetown 3 was re-floated at the next high tide.