NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Commuters had a much smoother ride Thursday, a day after a high-speed commuter ferry slammed into a lower Manhattan pier, injuring dozens of people.
At least 74 people were injured Wednesday when the Seastreak Wall Street, coming from Highlands, N.J., slammed into a dock at a Pier 11 at South Street Seaport at 8:45 a.m.
The ferry had maintenance issues and recently received a major overhaul and the National Transportation Safety Board will look into whether that was a factor in the crash.
Early Wednesday, crews towed the boat from the accident scene to a secure location in New Jersey.
A team of 11 investigators from Washington, D.C. have been dispatched and will interview the crew.
The team will examine operations, company management, regulatory compliance, and human performance, board member Robert L. Sumwalt said.
“Right now we’re just trying to collect, gather the factual information and the perishable evidence that can go away with the passage of time,” Sumwalt said. “We will be going over that boat with a fine tooth comb.”
The interviews are expected to take all day.