July 23, 2016- As BP.TV has warned many times before, one of those dangerous NY Waterway ferry boats crashed again last night, injuring scores. The reason this type of accident can happen is that the boats only have a single human captain. If they become disabled, the boats crash.
The NYT reports, “Seventeen passengers aboard a ferry on the Hudson River were injured after it struck a dock in Jersey City on Saturday night, a city spokeswoman said. Three people were removed on stretchers and the rest were able to walk off the ferry, the Peter R. Weiss operated by New York Waterway, said the spokeswoman, Jennifer Morrill. All of the injuries were minor, she said.
A spokesman for the Coast Guard, Petty Officer Third Class Steve Strohmaier, said the ferry hit the Paulus Hook dock at a “fast rate of speed” around 7:20 p.m.
The ferry, with 57 people on board, was arriving from the World Financial Center in Manhattan when it struck the dock, said Pat Smith, a spokesman for New York Waterway. He described it as a “hard landing” and equated it to a jolt passengers get while the riding the subway.”