113 Rescued After Ferry Runs Aground Off Cape Cod Coast

The Coast Guard says it has rescued 113 people from a grounded ferry boat off Cape Cod.

The Pied Piper ran aground shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday near Woods Hole. It had 106 passengers and seven crew members aboard. There were no injuries or pollution from the boat, according to Daniel McGracey of the USCG.

Coast Guard rescue crews and the Falmouth Police responded to a 911 call from the vessel. By midnight, all the passengers and crew had been taken to shore.

Coast Guard Capt. John Kondratowicz says a "quick and successful rescue" took place.

However, some passengers voiced their frustrations.

Rob Maxwells said, "Communication was horrible. They didn't say a word." He added that the passengers were told to quiet down, but weren't told why.

Incoming high tide allowed the charter boat to be refloated and towed back to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Dock.

The cause of the grounding is under investigation.

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