No injuries when Boston commuter ferry gets stuck

Photo Courtesy: MGNonline/The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Travel

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard says there are no injuries or damage after an MBTA ferry ran aground on a sandbar in the Boston Harbor area near Hingham.

The agency said the grounding occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Friday when the 97-foot passenger boat Massachusetts was near the Hingham Back River.

The Hingham harbormaster and Massachusetts State Police responded along with the Coast Guard. State police safely transferred the nine passengers back to shore. The ferry had five crew members.

The Coast Guard says the ferry wasn’t damaged and was being towed back to Rowes Wharf in Boston on Friday night.

Routine drug and alcohol tests have been conducted on the crew as is procedure. The incident is being investigated.