Authorities: 18 injured after ferry crashes into jetty

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

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

Multiple Coast Guard assets responding to report of high-speed ferry hitting jetty near Hyannis, taking on water. Rescue procedure is ongoing at the moment and emergency crews are trying to airlift the passengers as the ferry continues to be filled with water, local news outlet, Cape Cod reported. According to local sources, by 0130 LT June 17 all passengers were evacuated, including 10 airlifted by helicopter, the rest were went to a tug. It carries up to 400 people on the 26-mile Nantucket route in about an hour, powered by four MTU 12V 4000 engines through Hamilton waterjets, with a total 9,400 hp and service speed of 35 knots.

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

Last year, a Steamship Authority freight ferry collided with another ferry docked in Woods Hole when its engine stalled.

The Coast Guard also said it started its assessment of the damage to the Iyanough and would remain on scene to ensure that boats could navigate through the area safely.

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

Steamship Authority general manager Wayne Lamson said Saturday it's still not clear what led to the crash and an investigation is underway.

The authority had said in a statement that bad weather, strong winds and choppy seas are believed to have contributed to the grounding of the vessel.

Coast Guard Station at Brant Point, Nantucket, Massachusetts tweeted out a press release on the incident late night, Friday.

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