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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.

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