Ferry crashes in Hyannis Harbor


Matt Baker, the chief of incident management at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England.

The Coast Guard and Steamship Authority were busy with response efforts Saturday morning after the ferry Iyanough hit a jetty in the Hyannis Harbor Friday night.

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

It had 48 passengers, six crew members and three food service workers aboard at the time of the incident.

The ferry is operated by the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority, connecting the MA islands with the mainland.

"Station Motor Life Boat responding to a report of a Steamship Authority fast ferry INANOUGH colliding with Hyannis ferry", the tweet said.

Steamship Authority general manager Wayne Lamson says it's not completely clear how the crash happened.

Local emergency crews were on the scene along with Coast Guard units from Woods Hole, Brant Point and Chatham, and an HH-60 helicopter from the Cape Cod air station.

Ouellete said he believes some passengers sustained concussions, while others appeared to have hit their heads, received abrasions and at least one had fallen down a set of stairs when the ferry ran aground.

Officials have increased the count of passengers injured in a Friday night ferry accident off the coast of Cape Cod to 13.

Meanwhile, the Coast Guard is working with the Steam Ship Authority to assess Iyanough's damage and ensure safe navigation in the area. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.