SWAN QUARTER, N.C. (WNCT) – The Swan Quarter ferry is back online after experiencing a delay due to a vague threat found on the boat, according to Tim Hass of the NC DOT Ferry Division.
On the 7 a.m. ferry from Ocracoke to Swan Quarter, a crew member found a vaguely threatening note.
The crew did a check while the boat was on route and found nothing. When the boat got to Swan Quarter, they unloaded the passengers and cars. Due to an abundance of caution, they took the boat offline.
That’s when Hyde County officials were brought in to search the vessel.
As of 1:30 p.m., the ferry was deemed safe and back online. The next trip is scheduled to go from Swan Quarter to Cedar Island so that it can make its 4 p.m. trip from Cedar Island to Ocracoke.