'Still Isn't Clear' What Caused Hyannis Ferry Crash, Steamship Authority GM Says

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An investigation is underway to try figure out what happened Friday night when a ferry from Nantucket crashed into a jetty in Hyannis Harbor — sending 15 of the 57 people on board to the hospital. Several people on board had to be rescued by helicopter.

The high-speed ferry was negotiating bad weather, winds and choppy seas as it approached Cape Cod — which the Steamship Authority believes may have factored into the crash.

Steamship Authority General Manager Wayne Lamson joined WBUR's Weekend Edition Sunday to discuss the investigation.

This segment aired on June 18, 2017.


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