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Staten Island Ferry Makes Hard Landing

No Injuries Or Damage Reported, Rush Hour Service Modified To 3-Ferry Schedule
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A Staten Island ferry made a hard landing at the Whitehall Street dock, officials said Tuesday.

The incident took place at around 2:20 p.m.

No one was injured, according to Emergency Medical Services.

Passengers told the Staten Island Advance that the ferry was partway across the harbor when it turned around and went back to the Manhattan terminal.

The ferry’s crew told passengers to brace for impact and the boat hit the pier harder than usual. A Department of Transportation spokesperson said that the vessel ran into the pilings and the lower level of a bridge at a low speed.

The vessel suffered no damage, there was minimal damage to the bridge.

Evening rush hour service was running on a modified, 3-ferry schedule due to the incident, CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco reported.

Officials are looking into whether the incident was caused by a mechanical issue.

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