+-
Security personnel surveys the damage to the hull (Credit: Getty Images)

Security personnel surveys the damage to the hull of a commuter ferry after it slammed into a pier in Manhattan. (Jan. 9, 2013)

USCG: 57 injured, 2 critically in NYC ferry strike

A ferryboat accident in Manhattan left 57 people injured, two of them critically, and nine seriously hurt Wednesday morning, city officials said.

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other
(Credit: CS Muncy)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other emergency agencies respond to an accident at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan where the passenger ferry Seastreak impacted the side of the pier leaving a large gash in the front side of the ferry and injuring about 57 people. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other
(Credit: CS Muncy)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other emergency agencies respond to an accident at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan where the passenger ferry Seastreak impacted the side of the pier leaving a large gash in the front side of the ferry and injuring about 57 people. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other
(Credit: CS Muncy)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other emergency agencies respond to an accident at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan where the passenger ferry Seastreak impacted the side of the pier leaving a large gash in the front side of the ferry and injuring about 57 people. (Jan. 9, 2013)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other
(Credit: CS Muncy)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other emergency agencies respond to an accident at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan where the passenger ferry Seastreak impacted the side of the pier leaving a large gash in the front side of the ferry and injuring about 57 people. (Jan. 9, 2013)

A passenger from the ferry Seastreak at the
(Credit: CS Muncy)

A passenger from the ferry Seastreak at the scene after the ferry crashed into the side of the pier in lower Manhattan, injuring about 57 people, officials said. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other
(Credit: CS Muncy)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other emergency agencies respond to an accident at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan where the passenger ferry Seastreak impacted the side of the pier leaving a large gash in the front side of the ferry and injuring about 57 people. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other
(Credit: CS Muncy)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other emergency agencies respond to an accident at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan where the passenger ferry Seastreak impacted the side of the pier leaving a large gash in the front side of the ferry and injuring about 57 people. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other
(Credit: CS Muncy)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other emergency agencies respond to an accident at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan where the passenger ferry Seastreak impacted the side of the pier leaving a large gash in the front side of the ferry and injuring about 57 people. (Jan. 9, 2013)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other
(Credit: CS Muncy)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other emergency agencies respond to an accident at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan where the passenger ferry Seastreak impacted the side of the pier leaving a large gash in the front side of the ferry and injuring about 57 people. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other
(Credit: CS Muncy)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other emergency agencies respond to an accident at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan where the passenger ferry Seastreak impacted the side of the pier leaving a large gash in the front side of the ferry and injuring about 57 people. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other
(Credit: CS Muncy)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other emergency agencies respond to an accident at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan where the passenger ferry Seastreak impacted the side of the pier leaving a large gash in the front side of the ferry and injuring about 57 people. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other
(Credit: CS Muncy)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other emergency agencies respond to an accident at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan where the passenger ferry Seastreak impacted the side of the pier leaving a large gash in the front side of the ferry and injuring about 57 people. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other
(Credit: CS Muncy)

Members of the FDNY, NYPD and various other emergency agencies respond to an accident at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan where the passenger ferry Seastreak impacted the side of the pier leaving a large gash in the front side of the ferry and injuring about 57 people. (Jan. 9, 2013)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
The Seastreak Wall Street ferry is docked near
(Credit: AP )

The Seastreak Wall Street ferry is docked near the Brooklyn Bridge, left, and Manhattan Bridge, right, after an accident in lower Manhattan. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Security personnel surveys the damage to the hull
(Credit: Getty Images)

Security personnel surveys the damage to the hull of a commuter ferry after it slammed into a pier in Manhattan. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Security personnel surveys the damage to the hull
(Credit: Getty Images)

Security personnel surveys the damage to the hull of a commuter ferry after it slammed into a pier in Manhattan. (Jan. 9, 2013)

New York City firefighters survey damage to the
(Credit: AP)

New York City firefighters survey damage to the Seastreak Wall Street ferry in lower Manhattan. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Injured passengers of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry
(Credit: AP )

Injured passengers of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry are aided after the crash in lower Manhattan. (Jan. 9, 2013)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Emergency personnel at scene of a ferry accident
(Credit: C.S. Muncy)

Emergency personnel at scene of a ferry accident in lower Manhattan Wednesday morning. (Jan. 9, 2012)

A hole is torn near the bow of
(Credit: AP)

A hole is torn near the bow of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry after it banged into the mooring as it arrived at a pier in New York's financial district. (Jan. 9, 2013)

This aerial photo provided by WABC News Channel
(Credit: AP )

This aerial photo provided by WABC News Channel 7 shows damage to a commuter ferry in lower Manhattan. The Fire Department says about 57 people were injured when the ferry from New Jersey struck a dock during the morning rush hour. (Jan. 9, 2013)

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.