The 71 meter long ro-ro passenger ferry Woods Hole ran aground in Vineyard Haven Harbor, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The ferry was approaching the dock in Vineyard Haven with 146 passengers when it ran aground in shallow water. The Woods Hole was able to release itself and proceeded to berth at the dock.
The Coast Guard was alerted and detained the Woods Hole until it could be inspected for damage. The ferry remained in port for several hours until it was cleared by the Coast Guard and returned back to service. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.