Boaters avoid injury after engine trouble on Converse Point
Four boaters avoided injury on July 31, after the engine of the boat they were on began emitting smoke in the area of Converse Point in Marion.
The vessel, called "On Island Time," sent out an emergency distress signal around 11:15 a.m. The boaters noted that the boat had lost power and smoke was coming from the boat's engine.
Due to the smoke and threat of fire, the four passengers jumped overboard with life jackets on. They were assisted by a nearby private boat.
The Marion Harbormaster, Mattapoisett Fire/EMS, Marion Fire/EMS, the Wareham Fire Department, and Wareham Department of Natural Resources all responded to the scene.
First responders checked the boat to make sure that no further hazards were present. Once declared safe, "On Island Time" was towed by Towboat US.
All four passengers were transferred to the Marion Harbormaster's boat without difficulties.