The Turkish Coast Guard evacuated passengers yesterday from a ferry that had run aground over the weekend off the country's western shore. On Sunday afternoon, a passenger ferry got into trouble amid strong winds in the Gökçeada district near the entrance to the Dardanelles Strait in the Aegean Sea, a Coast Guard official said. According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent in the region, 188 passengers were evacuated safely. Only eight crew members and around 40 vehicles remain on board the stricken Gökçeada-1. The Gökçeada Coast Guard sent a towing vessel to assess damage to the ferry, an official added. An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the incident.