Back in the Fall of 2003, Manhattan experienced one of the city’s worst accidents when a Staten Island Ferry hit a maintenance pier at full speed, killing 11 people and injuring up to 70 passengers. This morning a ferry crashed as it was docking in lower NYC at Pier 11. Luckily there have been no fatalities reported. Although ferry collisions are rare, the question raised is ‘what caused the crash?’ Currently it is not clear what happened, according to a spokesman for the NY Fire Department.
Nearly 60 of the 326 passengers were injured. Because the two closest hospitals are still non-operational from Hurricane Sandy’s destruction, the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital in Brooklyn.