NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Three crew members suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon when a ferry made a hard landing at Liberty Island, authorities said.
The ferry, the Miss New Jersey, which was taking passengers from Battery Park to the Statue of Liberty, was carrying 497 passengers and nine crew members when it struck the dock at 3:10 p.m, CBS 2’s Joe Biermann reported. All three of those injured refused medical attention.
After the vessel struck the dock, the passengers disembarked and continued their visit, said Statue Cruises, the ferry’s operator. The Coast Guard inspected the boat and deemed it safe to return to its home in Jersey City, the company said.