April 26, 2018

Officials Say 13 Injured In Hyannis After Ferry Crashes Into Jetty

18 June 2017, 01:24 | Darrell Baldwin

6 Injured After Ferry Crashed Into Jetty In Hyannis Harbor, Massachusetts

Coast Guard assets respond to reports of high-speed ferry hitting jetty near Hyannis

The Coast Guard Station Brant Point on Nantucket on Twitter identified the ferry as the Iyanough. Matt Baker, the chief of incident management at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England.

The Coast Guard teamed-up with local responders late Friday and early Saturday to rescue 55 people stranded aboard a high-speed ferry that hit a jetty while entering Hyannis Harbor.

There are now no reports on whether there are any injuries.

According to Daily Journal, it is managed by Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority.

In addition to the fire boats and land-based crews Kenney said Hyannis authorities dispatched to the scene, the U.S. Coast Guard sent multiple units from stations in Nantucket, Chatham and Woods Hole to assist after the vessel issued a mayday call.

A Cape Cod Hospital spokeswoman said the injured had been treated and released by noon Saturday. It can hold up to 400 people.

Steamship Authority general manager Wayne Lamson says it's not completely clear how the crash happened. Coast Guard Commander Jeannot Smith said that the process was slowed down by strong winds, slippery rocks and rough seas, CBS News reported.

The Coast Guard will work with the Steam Ship Authority to assess Iyanough's damage, and ensure safe navigation in the area.

After hitting the jetty, the ferry was grounded on the rocks and the response boats were sent to assist with the evacuation of passengers.

Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

Other News

Trending Now

Brexit negotiations to start on June 19
Since her gamble on a snap election failed a week ago, May has come under pressure from some in her own party to change her approach to Brexit talks.

Afghan soldier attacks foreign soldiers, wounding 4
It comes exactly one week after an Afghan soldier allegedly opened fire on US troops, killing three and wounding one. NATO-led Resolute Support said US soldiers were wounded in the incident at Camp Shaheen in Mazar-e-Sharif at 2 p.m.

Lopez to face Pouille in Stuttgart final
Both players held serve throughout the first set and Muller hit back after falling a break down in the tie-break to take the opening set.

Stocks fall, dollar pares losses after Fed decision
The quarter-on-quarter figure came in at 0.4% rather than the projected 0.3% and the previous figure was revised higher to 0.4%. Despite this, the Fed indicated that it still planned a third interest rate hike before the end of the year.

BJP wins record 17 seats in Shimla civic body, Congress gets 13
While the Congress got 12 seats, the CPI (M) has been reduced to only a single seat. Half of the elected candidates are women as 50% of the seats are reserved for them.

Trump publicly acknowledges Russian Federation probe includes him
The president's latest tweets come on the heels of a barrage of remarks he issued on the social media platform a day earlier. Vice President Mike Pence has also hired a private lawyer to represent his interests in the expanding probe.

Walmart to acquire online men's clothing retailer Bonobos
Walmart's efforts in e-commerce are empowering customers with low prices, more choices and new levels of convenience. Adding best-in-class owned, vertical consumer brands to be sold on those brands' properties, and over time,

Caribbean Roots Congressmembers Among Nearly 200 Others Suing Donald Trump
To satisfy some concerns about conflict of interest, the Trump Organization pledged to donate to the U.S. The forthcoming litigation is the latest in a series of suits lodged against Trump over emoluments.

Flames acquire Mike Smith from Arizona
Smith had been with the Coyotes for the past six seasons and helped them reach the 2012 Western Conference final. The 21-year-old Hickey recorded 4-11-15 in 35 games as a junior with Boston University in 2016-17.

Katy Perry is first person with 100 million followers on Twitter
Singer Justin Bieber trails on Twitter with just under 97 million followers, while Perry´s pop rival Taylor Swift has 85 million. United States singer-songwriter Katy Perry has become the first person to reach 100m followers on Twitter.