Ferry Runs Into Channel Marker On Currituck Sound

MANNS HARBOR, N.C. (AP) -- A state-operated ferry has run into a channel marker in Currituck Sound, but officials say no one was hurt and none of the vehicles on the ferry were damaged.

The DOT's Ferry Division said the Motor Vessel Hunt ran into the channel marker around 1:50 p.m. Thursday. There was some damage to the windows in the ferry's lounge.

The Hunt has been tied up until repairs can be made. The Motor Vessel Ocracoke has been brought in, and the division said no departures will be missed.

The U.S. Coast Guard has been informed about the incident, which is required, and will report its findings about the incident to the Ferry Division.

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  • by Gerry Location: Emerald City on Sep 17, 2011 at 02:57 AM
    When the Coast Guard finds the crew negligent, they won't call the vessels impact with the channel marker an "accident".
  • by Manns Harbor Location: ENC on Sep 15, 2011 at 08:34 PM
    You are right about which sound is which but somewhere missed the fact that the DOT Ferry Yard has been in Manns Harbor. All the major or minor repairs are done there.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 16, 2011 at 06:02 AM in reply to Manns Harbor
      Forgot about that but havent actually seen a ferry run near manns harbor.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 15, 2011 at 06:52 PM
    Last I checked 1) Currituck sound was up around currituck, the Croatan sound is the one separating manns harbor from manteo. 2) Its been YEARS since a ferry ran near manns harbor.

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