Updating from earlier: I Survived Today’s Staten Island Ferry Crash
From The New York Daily News. That’s a photo of the injured Chinese woman I described in my original post.
From Staten Island Live comes this eerie headline:
And that’s really weird. I liked the Barberi. I liked its plastic bucket seats.
And let me see if can manage to explain how hard this ferry hit with this photo from The New York Post:
OK, the yellow line at the left is the amount of the ferry that normally goes under the overhang pictured right. The blue line shows the alignment of the overhang and, I hope, gives an idea of how far in that damned ferry went. It blasted through a two-foot thick multi-ton ground-level metal ramp and stopped only when it hit the concrete of the terminal itself!
I hope engineers will also investigate the structural integrity of the terminal in that area too!
As for me, my muscles are still sore. I’ll live. A night’s sleep should put me back to normal. Too bad the same can’t be said for that poor woman and the others who were taken to hospitals. I hope they recover fully and quickly.
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The NTSB report on the 2003 incident is pretty interesting.
Apparently the “Assistant Captain”, who was running the ship, suffered from a momentary blackout and so he did not try to stop the ship before it ran into the pier.
Click to access MAR0501.pdf
This incident is completely different – apparently it’s a mechanical failure. There was no mechanical failure in the 2003 accident.
Not the 2003 one, the one after that. There was a mechanical failure that’s been ongoing with some new sort of engine they’ve installed on most of the ferries.
The 2003 one had a crazy guy at the helm who jumped ship and fled immediately after the crash.