Update: Bald Head Island Ferry Salvage

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, to the ferry Adventure, which ran aground while carrying approximately 53 passengers near Battery Island, N.C. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph)

The U.S. Coast Guard is monitoring salvage attempts Wednesday of the Bald Head Island Ferry Adventure, which ran aground Tuesday in the vicinity of Battery Island near Southport, N.C.

Personnel from Bald Head Island Transportation attempted to refloat the Adventure at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday during high tide without success.

The owner of Bald Head Island Transportation is working to submit a salvage plan of the Adventure for Coast Guard approval before any additional action is taken.

The crew of the Adventure initially contacted Coast Guard Station Oak Island watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday reporting they ran aground, and passengers aboard were in need of medical assistance.

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders issued a marine assistance request broadcast and dispatched crews aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat, a 25-foot Response Boat - Small from Coast Guard Station Oak Island and diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bayberry to assist.

The crew of the Bayberry used their shallow water skiff to medevac 14 passengers and one crewmen who were injured when the Adventure ran aground. The crew from the Bayberry then transferred the injured to the 47-foot MLB and the 25-foot RB-S and took them to Deep Point Marina where they were met by local emergency medical services.

Partner agencies from Bald Head Island, Towboat US and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office assisted the non-injured passengers and transferred them to the Bald Head Island Ferry Ranger.

Coast Guard investigators are working to determine the cause of the grounding.

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