Originally Posted by CalebD
This was the Atlantic Higlands, NJ to Wall Street ferry and NOT the Staten Island Ferry which has made news before. Apparently this particular ferry has also been in previous accidents.
The linked article says that it may have been traveling close to 12 - 14 knots when it hit the pier. The pier they use is at the bottom of the East River which has a substantial current. I'm going to guess that if they shifted into reverse then the tranny did not engage.
New York City ferry crash leaves 85 injured - CNN.com
Gives added emphasis to the old saying: "Always approach the dock at the speed with which you intend to hit it."
The AH Ferry (Seastreak) is one of the fast ferries too. I dont think it front unloads and docks up the East river at Wall St and 35 St. We have seen them many times when we travel up the East River
Gives added emphasis to the old saying: "Always approach the dock at the speed with which you intend to hit it
The current where they dock is fierce sometimes hitting 5-6 knots so there is no comming up to the dock slowly.