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.
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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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