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Officials say 23 passengers rescued after ferry runs aground on shoal off Hatteras Island


HATTERAS, North Carolina — State transportation officials say 23 passengers were taken off a ferry after it ran aground off Hatteras Island.

The Ferry Division of the N.C. Department of Transportation said ferry crews and U.S. Coast Guard personnel helped remove the passengers from the Roanoke on Monday. The passengers were placed on a Coast Guard response boat, which then took them to the ferry terminal at Hatteras.

Crews were hoping to use the tug Albemarle to free the Roanoke from the shoal. Once that is done, the Roanoke will be towed to the Hatteras terminal to unload vehicles and be inspected for any damage.

The Roanoke ran aground at approximately 11:30 a.m. Monday on its way into Hatteras from Ocracoke's South Dock terminal.

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