About 100 People Rescued after NYC Ferry Gets Stuck on the Water

NY 1 - November 28, 2017

by NY 1

Emergency crews rescued more than 100 people on the water during the Monday evening rush hour after an NYC Ferry got stuck on its way to Manhattan.

Police said it happened about 100 feet away from Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan around 6:15 p.m.

City officials said the boat collided with a submerged object. That caused the propeller to spin, breaking part of the hull.

NYPD Harbor Patrol and FDNY Marine units responded to rescue about 120 passengers and six crew members from the disabled boat.

There are no reported injuries. Passengers were instructed to put on life vests as a precaution, according to the mayor's office.

The mayor's office said the people who were on the boat boarded two other vessels after 7 p.m. and completed their trip to the Rockaways.

The boat has been released from the area where it collided, and water will have to be pumped from it.

The mayor's office said the boat is an older one owned by Hornblower and is used as a spare for NYC Ferry service.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.

NYC Ferry service is slated to operate on a normal schedule Tuesday, according to a spokesperson for Mayor Bill de Blasio.