Ferry Cetacea ran aground about a quarter of a mile from the pier in Lynn Harbor, Massachusetts yesterday, with 13 passengers and four crew aboard, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported.
Coast Guard crews from Station Point Allerton launched a rescue crew aboard a 47-foot motor life boat to provide a safety zone and stand by to assist if the situation deteriorated.
The Cetacea refloated this morning on the rising tide. High tide was at approximately 1 a.m.
"We to want to make sure the passengers, crew, and vessel are all safe" said Petty Officer 1st Class Paul Brancaleoni, the operations unit controller at the 1st Coast Guard District Command Center in Boston, Massachusetts. "We'll stay on scene and monitor it closely to ensure they are."