At least 60 injured in a Ferry crash near Manhattan Island.(Video) Live Updates.

At least 60 injured in a Ferry crash near Manhattan Island.(Video) Live Updates.

East Hills : NY : USA | Jan 09, 2013 at 7:45 AM PST
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According to officials, there are at least 60 injured by a ferry crash against a pier in the East River, not far from Wall Street.

The initial reports point that one of the injured is "in sarcastic state" with head injuries, according to information provided by the authorized program office AP.

The company which owned the ferryboat is Seastreak. It reported the "incident" in a news by NBC. Then in statements by Chairperson James Barker : "There was an impact (when the ferry hit the dock), throwing people against their seats and walls. "

The incident occurred at 8:45 local time at the Manhattan Pier 11, which was blinking straightaway officially by the tweets of the incumbency in aim.

The ferry had departed from Conner's Platform in Highlands, New Jersey, at 8:00 AM local time. Being a high traffic time, it is believed that the volume was riddled, with more than 300 persons inside.

The boat moored at the platform Seastreak 11, neighbor Surround Street, so it is believed that most of the stabbed workers may be kin to the country at that minute of the morn they were moving their tasks.

Seastreak carries passengers from Atlantic Upland and Highland Corners, New Jersey, to the dock where the mishap occurred. They offer a shuttle service to the WFC (World Financial Center).

Some patients have been transferred in stiff stretchers with their necks immobilized, while being assisted by emergency scrutiny function in New York.

In the right corner of the boat a big hole is visible. A traveler in Neptune City, New Jersey, told the Associated Press that the people huddled "on one another" in status to forbear the boat shortly after the fortuity, amid tears and neurosis.


A woman who was in the dock CBS described the crash as "very hard" and the sound of the blow "like a bomb". while relocating to a wounded friend, a classmate said she was not hurt because I was sitting a while that no injured teammate.


At least 57 people were injured at around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday morning when a ferry crashed into a dock at a pier in Lower Manhattan, New York. According to CNN, one person is in critical condition and is being treated at a nearby hospital.

A total of 343 people, including five crew members, were aboard the ferry when it slammed into the dock during rush hour.


The most seriously wounded suffered "serious injuries" to the head and is being operated at the Cornell University Hospital.

The ferry is a catamaran of 43 meters long and has a hole in its starboard hull as a result of the collision, as can be seen in shots taken from helicopters of the television.


The ship made the service called "Wall Street" between Highlands (New Jersey) and Manhattan (a journey of 40 minutes) and, although it has a maximum capacity of 400 people, was carrying 343 passengers and 5 crew. "There was a tremendous impact and everyone went flying forward," said a passenger on the ABC Television Network.


Dee Wertz , a woman who was in the dock CBS described the crash as "very hard" and the sound of the blow "like a bomb". while relocating to a wounded friend, a classmate said she was not hurt because he was sitting , while teammate not injured.

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