CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

News

Smoking Engine Forces Hudson Ferry Back To Dock

View Comments
The "Moira Smith," left, a New York Waterway ferry which caught fire on the Hudson River, is towed toward Port Imperial, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, in Weehawken, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The “Moira Smith,” left, a New York Waterway ferry which caught fire on the Hudson River, is towed toward Port Imperial, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, in Weehawken, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

EDGEWATER, NJ (AP/CBS 2) - A ferry company says a smoking engine forced one of its Hudson River boats to be towed back to a dock in New Jersey across from New York City.

About five minutes into a trip around 9:30 a.m. an engine overheated on a New York Waterway ferry, the “Moira Smith.” The crew shut the engine down and called for help.

Another of the company’s ferries towed the boat back to Edgewater, near the George Washington Bridge.

No injuries were reported among the two-member crew and 25 passengers. The passengers were transferred to another boat. The Coast Guard is investigating.

The ferry was named after a 38-year-old NYPD officer who died on Sept. 11 while she helped others escape the World Trade Center. Smith was the only female NYPD officer to die on Sept. 11.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments