NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Coast Guard came to the rescue of a disabled ferry in the New York Harbor with 100 people aboard Tuesday afternoon.
The Coast Guard learned the ferry, The Manhattan, was stuck near Governors Island in the East River around 3:30 p.m. The captain said the ferry had lowered its anchor, but it wasn’t holding due to the current and weather conditions.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Authorities Combing Wyoming Wilderness For Missing Woman, Fiancé's Whereabouts Remain Unknown
The Coast Guard created a safety zone around The Manhattan and warned other vessels to use caution in the area.READ MORE: Teen Stabbed To Death After Dutchess County High School Football Game, Former Student Charged
Members of the Coast Guard boarded the ferry, and an 87-foot patrol boat was used to tow it to pier 36.MORE NEWS: Man Accused Of Stealing FDNY Coat, Radio From Bronx Fire Station
By 6 p.m., the passengers disembarked safely.