The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating an incident involving the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry that resulted in a 10-foot wave crashing onto the deck, damaging some cars.
A 925-foot Liberian cargo ship created the wave that struck the ferry Tuesday.
Ferry Director Harold Thomas says the ferry was returning to Fort Fisher from Southport when the Hanjin Pretoria left the Port of Wilmington and created the wave. The rushing water moved vehicles.
A Coast Guard spokesman says at least one person reported an injury.
Thomas says the route is the only one in the state where ferries daily face major ships the size of the Hanjin Pretoria.
The ferry was running Wednesday. Thomas says its only damage was a bent pole that holds a safety net.
(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.