UK Today News: Staten Island Ferry Crashes at St. George Terminal – MV Andrew J. Barberi Crashes Again
Staten Island Ferry Crash: The Staten Island Ferry crashed into a dock at the St. George terminal today at around 9:30 a.m. and injured dozens of people. The New York city authorities have reported the ferry crashed into a terminal at Staten Island due to an alleged mechanical failure and 60 people have been injured.
According to reports. the Staten Island Ferry was the MV Andrew J. Barberi, the same ferry boat that as involved in a 2003 fatal crash that killed 11 people and severely injured more than 70 people.
The authorities said that in the Saturday Staten Island Ferry crash, the pilots were reportedly not able to “pull back on the throttle as the vessel was approaching the dock from Manhattan.” (NY Times)
Janette Sadik-Khan, the city transportation commissioner, said at a Staten Island news conference:
“I want to distinguish between the 2003 incident — where it was not a mechanical failure. This is a very different situation.”
Reports say that ferry was approaching the dock at a normal speed of 5 knots (or 5.8 m.p.h.), when the pilots realized that there was a problem with the ferry.