Coast Guard Proposes Fines for Ferry Jumpers - NBC10 Boston

Coast Guard Proposes Fines for Ferry Jumpers

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Coast Guard Proposes Fines for Ferry Jumpers

    The Coast Guard in Boston is warning about the dangers and potential penalties of jumping off ferries.

    The Coast Guard in a statement Wednesday said it has proposed fines of up $2,500 each to two teenagers who they said jumped over ferry railings in New England waters this summer.

    They say 18-year-old Luke Garrity jumped off the Island Queen in Falmouth, Massachusetts on June 23.

    Eighteen-year-old Andrew Myers is accused of jumping off the Anna C in Block Island, Rhode Island on July 28. No home towns were provided.

    Mark Garfinkel/NBC10 Boston

    The Coast Guard says the act of intentionally jumping into the water from a passenger vessel is considered interfering with the safe operation of the vessel, and carries a fine of up to $35,000.

    The teens have 45 days to appeal.


    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:

    App

    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.