- Associated Press - Sunday, January 31, 2016

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Officials say no one was injured when a ferry ran aground on its way from Ocracoke to Hatteras.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the incident with the Roanoke ferry happened when the watercraft was maneuvering around a dredge pipe late Saturday morning in Hatteras Inlet.

Officials say the crew confirmed that none of the five passengers or six crew members were hurt. After several failed attempts to free the ferry, a Coast Guard crew came out in a boat and transported passengers to Hatteras.

Late Saturday night, crews were able to free the ferry, which went to Hatteras under its own power. No damage was reported to the vessel, and the Coast Guard is doing a full inspection before the ferry returns to service.


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