NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The National Transportation Safety Board released a full report Tuesday detailing their findings that a captain’s error led to a ferry crash that injured 80 people — four seriously — last year in Lower Manhattan.
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Captain 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 said Reimer’s error was compounded by confusing controls.
The board also renewed a call for data recorders on vessels.
This crash was the third ferry accident to occur in New York harbor in recent years.
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