Seastreak Wall Street
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.
An underwater survey of the vessel revealed damage to the port propeller and a more complete hull survey will be conducted when the vessel is hauled from the water for repairs, the NTSB said.
The Seastreak ferry service was set to resume regular service Monday, five days after one of its boats crashed into a Lower Manhattan Pier – leaving some 74 people injured.
“Right now we’re just trying to collect, gather the factual information and the perishable evidence that can go away with the passage of time,” NTSB’s Robert L. Sumwalt said. “We will be going over that boat with a fine tooth comb.”
Investigators believed Wednesday evening that mechanical failure caused the crash involving the Seastreak Wall Street catamaran.
The Seastreak Wall Street ferry that crashed in Lower Manhattan Wednesday has had a few minor incidents in recent years.
There was a massive emergency response to Pier 11 when a ferry headed in from New Jersey hit the shore.
Getting the injured to the hospital after the Seastreak Wall Street ferry crash Wednesday was not as easy as it would have been before Superstorm Sandy hit Lower Manhattan last October.