In one of the most bizarre stories coming out of the music world this year, former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland had to be saved by Massachusetts coast guards on Friday (July 19, 2013) when her boat ran into difficulty off the coast of Provincetown.

Rowland and friends had boarded a private craft to go whale watching, though their vessel became "disoriented in the five-to-six-foot waves and fog that had rolled in," an employee for the TowboatUS Provincetown confirmed to E! News.

Eventually, the US Coast Guard was "able to triangulate their position" after learning that the group needed help. More drama was yet to come when the groups' boat broke down while being escorted back to shore. The party had to be towed the remaining four miles, eventually arriving back on land around 10pm after 12 hours at sea. 

Rowland was said to be "tired and thankful," with the employee adding: "They just wanted to get off the boat."

The incident didn't appear to dampen the spirits of The X-Factor judge, who took several pictures of her weekend for Instagram. "Me and my girl Christina Spencer, the Chef at Victor's in P-Town!!! This food is absolutely amazing! #passionforfood" she wrote after earing at Victor's restaurant.

After a spell on the UK edition of the show, Rowland has agreed to join Simon Cowell on The X-Factor USA.