75-foot boat runs aground, causes delays for N.C. Ferry System

OUTER BANKS, N.C. – A 75-foot trawler boat ran aground in the Big Foot Slough ferry channel, causing delays for the N.C. Ferry System.

The Ocracoke to Swan Quarter 9:30 a.m. ferry was delayed Monday morning, and the 7 a.m. ferry from Cedar Island to Ocracoke went back toward Cedar Island because of the delays.

The Ceder Island to Ocracoke will have one ferry boat leave around 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. All other ferries between Cedar Island, Ocracoke and Swan Quarter were cancelled Monday, said the North Carolina Ferry System.

The N.C. Ferry System did say that the Hatteras-Ocracoke route has remained open.

N.C. Ferry System confirmed that the ferry boats will be back on a normal schedule Tuesday.