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57 People Hurt In New York City Ferry Crash

Authorities say about 57 people were injured in a New York City ferry crash.

There were about 330 passengers and crew members on the vessel when it arrived from New Jersey on Wednesday morning.

Officials say two people were critically hurt. Most of the injuries were minor.

The marine industry magazine MarineLog reported in August that the ferry's water-jet propulsion system had been replaced with a new system of propellers and rudders to save fuel costs.

Police say the crew passed alcohol breath tests given after the crash.

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Police and fire officials say 30 to 50 people were injured when a ferry from New Jersey struck a dock during rush hour in lower Manhattan.

News reports say the Seastreak Wall Street catamaran ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived. Officials say one person is in critical condition with head injuries.

Some patients were carried out strapped to flat-board stretchers, their heads and necks immobilized. About a dozen passengers on stretchers were spread out on the dock, surrounded by emergency workers and firefighters.

A corner of the ferry appeared to have been ripped open like a tin can. It occurred around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at South Street.

A receptionist at Seastreak says she doesn't have any information but says company officials are at the scene trying to gather information.


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