Charter Vessel Carrying 113 People Runs Aground off Massachusetts

A charter vessel carrying 106 passengers and 7 crew members ran aground near Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on Tuesday at around 10:30 pm, local time.

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a distress call at approximately 10:44 pm stating that the charter vessel Pied Piper ran aground near Grassy Island in Great Harbor.

By 11:30 pm, Coast Guard crews were on scene with the Pied Piper and disembarking passengers.

Falmouth Police and Coast Guard personnel conducted passenger accountability at Dyer’s Dock in Woods Hole. Near midnight, the Coast Guard crews had safely transferred all passengers and crew to shore.

No injuries or pollution were reported. Due to the incoming high tide the vessel was able to refloat and be towed back to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Dock.

The cause of the grounding is under investigation.

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