Twenty passengers and three crew members have been rescued from a ferry after it collided with a pier near Southampton, coastguards have said.
The ferry struck the Hythe pier, in Hampshire, damaging the wheelhouse, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.
Coastguards were called at around 21:20 BST and sent rescue teams from Southampton and Lymington, it added.
There were no serious injuries and the incident has been reported to the Marine Accident Investigation Branch.
Southampton Vessel Traffic Services, Hampshire Police, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, and South Central Ambulance Service were also involved in the rescue, the statement added.
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