At Least 50 Injured as Seastreak Commuter Ferry Slams East River Dock in Lower Manhattan

Photo: The Independent

Photo: The Independent

This morning around 8:45 local time, a Seastreak catamaran ferry carrying approximately 300 commuters slammed into a loading barge at Pier 11 in New York City’s East River, in Lower Manhattan, injuring at least 50 passengers. At least one was reported to be in critical condition.  The 140 feet long and 30 feet wide ferry was operating on scheduled service from Atlantic Highlands and Conners Highlands in New Jersey to Lower Manhattan. Emergency workers are now reporting that at least 57 have been injured.

Dozens Injured in Ferry Accident in Lower Manhattan

Sea Streak Passenger Ferry Crash On Pier 11 Lower Manhattan New York

Thanks to Phil Leon and Alaric Bond for passing along the news.

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One Response to At Least 50 Injured as Seastreak Commuter Ferry Slams East River Dock in Lower Manhattan

  1. walt says:

    The SeaStreak’s Engineer spoke Burmese, and the NTSB needed an interpreter to debrief him!?!? That’s a start!
    Imprinted memory could also be a problem: the ship’s propellers are twitchier than the original pumped jet systems

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