The 120 foot long passenger ship Royal Winner Princess II allided with a boat ramp pier near Snow’s Cut, North Carolina. The vessel had suffered a malfunction when a steering pump failed and the vessel drifted into the pier. The vessel was able to restore the pump and return to its berth. Reports state 6 of the 159 passengers on board suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.