Ferry with 22 aboard stalls, drifts in middle of Potomac River

The following is the text of a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:
(BALTIMORE) — The Coast Guard is responding to White’s Ferry after it became stuck in the middle of the Potomac River Friday.

A Coast Guard marine inspector and an investigator from Coast Guard Sector Baltimore are responding to the ferry, which stalled in the river at about 8 a.m.

Loudoun County and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews were able to remove 22 passengers from the ferry and transport them to the Maryland side of the river.

“The marine inspector is going to examine the vessel for damage and ensure further safe operations,” said Lt. Cmdr. John Dittmar, chief of the inspections division at Sector Baltimore.

The incident is currently under investigation.

By Professional Mariner Staff