Sportfishing boat collides with ferry in Hatteras Inlet
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, the sport fishing
vessel Reel Deal collided with the North Carolina ferry M/V Stanford
White in the Barney Slough area of Hatteras Inlet as the ferry was
on a scheduled run between Hatteras and Ocracoke.
The captain of the M/V White immediately ordered the crew to check on
ferry passengers and to render assistance to the Reel Deal. No injuries
on either vessel were reported, and the ferry was not damaged. The M/V
White then returned to Hatteras under its own power, while the Reel
Deal was towed to a marina in Buxton.
The U.S. Coast Guard was contacted immediately and is conducting an investigation.