BOSTON (WHDH) - The Coast Guard and state police assisted in the evacuation of 152 people aboard a Boston Harbor Cruise ship, according to the US Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard said the 113-foot boat, which is called the Majesty, ran aground near George’s Island shortly after 7:00 p.m. Saturday night.

Passengers are being transferred to the Asteria, which is an MBTA commuter boat.

Coast Guard crews from Station Point Allerton and Station Boston launched immediately to assist. In addition, Massachusetts State Police, Massport Fire Department, and Massachusetts Environmental Police also launched to assist.

The passengers on board were celebrating a couple who is set to get married in Brazil next week.

All of the passengers were safely transferred by the responding agencies to the Boston Harbor Cruises vessel Asteria by approximately 8:20 p.m.  The Asteria safely transported the passengers to Boston’s Long Wharf.

No injuries, damage to the boat, or pollution have been reported.

The Coast Guard and five crewmembers from the Majesty are remaining on scene pending a plan to re-float the vessel.

The Majesty is owned and operated by Boston Harbor Cruises. The company is fully cooperating with the Coast Guard in the investigation of the grounding.




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