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Ferry hit pier in Lower Manhattan injuring 17 passengers

| Maritime News | 09/01/2013

Seastreak ferry   Ferry hit a dock in Lower Manhattan, which caused injury of at least 17 passengers. The ship was operated by Seastreak Ferries and had about 300 passengers on board. The ship was operating on regular router from New Jersey to Lower Manhattan, while during a berth to Pier 11 at South Street and Gouverneur Lane the ship hit the pier and throw passengers from their seats. The ship has serious damages over the hull, as the whole starboard side is broken over the waterline without water ingress. The reason for the accident was high speed of maneuvering and too aggressive berthing operation by the pilot. All of the injured people were transported to the local hospital and later were let to go home.

   The ferry is operated by the company Seastreak Ferries. The vessel has length of 42.70 m and beam of 9.10 m. The ship has capacity for 400 passengers, but during the accident was not full. The local authorities started investigation for the accident.

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