Crewmembers In Jersey City Ferry Mishap Pass Alcohol Tests
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The three crewmembers of a ferry boat that hit a pier in Jersey City passed alcohol tests shortly afterward, officials said.
Pat Smith, a spokesman for ferry operator New York Waterway, told The Star-Ledger that the captain and two deckhands were also given drug tests shortly after the Friday afternoon accident. But the results of those tests will not be available until Tuesday.
Alcohol and drug tests are standard procedure following ferry accidents.
The boat — named York — is owned by Goldman Sachs. It was headed from the World Financial Center in and was carrying 24 passengers, when it pulled into the wrong slip and slammed into a metal apparatus.
Four of the injured were knocked to the ground upon impact, and five suffered injuries, officials said. Four were treated at an area hospital.
None of the injuries were said to be serious and the damage to the boat appeared to be minor, officials said.
The cause of the accident remained under investigation Saturday afternoon.
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