Kelly was on a private boat Friday when the captain became disoriented just north of Provincetown, Massachusetts.
The “Dirty Laundry” singer and four other people were aboard the boat whale watching when the winds and water picked up, causing the captain to lose the ship he was following.
The vessel became “disoriented in the five-to-six-foot waves and fog that had rolled in,” an employee at TowboatUS Provincetown told E! News.
The drama didn’t end with the arrival of the Coast Guard. After being escorted back to shore the majority of the way, the boat had to be towed the last four miles.
Though the entire trip at sea lasted about 12 hours, reports indicate that Kelly and crew were only lost for about 20 minutes.
“They just wanted to get off the boat,” an observer told E!
Some Twitter users found a bit of humor in the news. Read their tweets below.