Coast Guard responds after ferry strikes pier

BOSTON – The Coast Guard responded after receiving reports that a passenger ferry struck a pier in Hyannis Harbor, Mass., and pushed it into a moored fishing vessel about 6:30 p.m., today.

A 41-foot utility boat from Station Woods Hole, Mass., and personnel from Marine Safety Detachment Cape Cod, Mass., arrived on scene with the ferry Great Point at about 8:15 p.m., to assess damage and check for any pollution.

The Great Point, which was carrying about 100 passengers, has only cosmetic damage, and about 10-feet of the pier is significantly damaged. Initial reports indicate that the fishing vessel is not damaged. There does not appear to be any pollution.

The ferry, owned by Hy-Line Harbor Tours, was inbound to Hyannis from Nantucket, Mass.

No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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