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Jun 17, 2017 4:14 PM

Coast Guard rescues dozens after ferry accident off Cape Cod


BOSTON — Coast Guard officials and Cape Cod locals teamed up to rescue 55 people stranded after a high-speed ferry accident.

According to Coast Guard watchstanders, the call came in around 9:30 p.m. on Friday reporting a high speed ferry had hit a jetty of rocks sticking out of the Atlantic.

The Massachusetts Steamship Authority Ferry Iyanough, runs from Hyannis to Nantucket.

Coast Guard officials deployed the HH-60 helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod, airlifting 10 people injured in the collision.

Response boat crews from Coast Guard Stations Woods Hole, Chatham, and Brant Point rescued the remaining passengers and ferry crewmembers.

The Coast Guard will work with the Steam Ship Authority to assess Iyanough’s damage, and ensure safe navigation in the area.

The cause of the grounding is under investigation.

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