HATTERAS, N.C. – The Coast Guard said it had to remove passengers from a grounded ferry in Hatteras Inlet Monday afternoon.
Coast Guard watchstanders received notice around 2:20 p.m. that the North Carolina Department of Transportation ferry Roanoke was aground. There were 16 vehicles, 23 passengers and seven crew members aboard the ferry when it happened.
A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew left Station Hatteras Inlet and relocated the passengers to Hatteras Ferry Terminal in Hatteras. There were no injuries, nor report or evidence of damage or pollution.
Plans are currently under consideration to refloat the ferry.