NTSB: Captain’s Error Led To 2013 Seastreak Ferry Crash
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A captain’s error led to a ferry crash that injured 80 people last year in Lower Manhattan, according to findings released by National Transportation Safety Board investigators on Tuesday.
Jason Reimer “inadvertently” left the Seastreak Wall Street on a seldom-used backup system, investigators said. Reimer switched to the backup to correct a problem during the trip from New Jersey, but failed to switch back for docking.
Investigators blamed Seastreak for “ineffective oversight” and say Reimer’s error was compounded by confusing controls.
The board also renewed a call for data recorders on vessels.
Seastreak spokesman Tom Wynne said the company hasn’t seen the findings, but that it is “actively engaged” in running a safe ferry operation.
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