Captain O'Connor walked on board the ship to attempt to carry tea off the ship. He attempted to line his coat with tea bags. Moments after , he was captured by the end of his coat. Another man was captured for trying to carry tea off the ship as well.
They swept all the ships' decks. They were worried that not only the tea was damaged, but also the ships. They soon found out that the ships weren't damaged. The tea was the only thing damaged.
The colonists were still on the boat. The men were surrounded by armed British ship. Although the ships were armed, they didn't take action. None of the colonist were harmed.