- A ferry bound for the Rockaways area of Queens became stuck just off a pier near the South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan
- More than 100 passengers and crew were left stranded on the boat and were later rescued by police and fire rescue units
- The cause of the grounding remains under investigation; multiple sources have reported that the boat struck a sandbar
More than 100 passengers have been rescued from a ferry that ran aground in New York’s East River.
Police say the rescue happened Monday evening just off a pier near the South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan.
The U.S. Coast Guard says the ferry was heading to the Rockaways area of Queens when it became stuck.
A ferry bound for the Rockaways area of Queens became stuck on a sandbar near Manhattan’s South Street Seaport on Monday evening
The roughly 120 people on board were stranded for about 45 minutes before help came
The boat, called the ‘Zelinsky’, was rescued by police and fire rescue units
The New York Daily News reports that the boat became stuck on a sandbar.
Police and fire rescue units responded to the scene and rescued the at least 120 people on board.
The boat, called the ‘Zelinsky,’ was stuck for about 45 minutes before the rescue came.
‘We were crowded. We were hungry. It was wonderful. This is New York,’ resident Leslie Mahoney told the Daily News.
There are no reports of any injuries, NBC New York reports.
The cause of the grounding remains under investigation.
‘There was a slight hole in the hull, nothing major,’ FDNY Chief John Sarrocco told CBS Local.
Ferries are expected to run normally on Tuesday, the New York City mayor’s office said.
The mayor’s office said that ferries are expected to run normally on Tuesday