An NYC Ferry boat hauling two dozen passengers struck a sandbar in Coney Island Channel on Wednesday, the second incident in two months for the brand new service.
The vessel, which left Rockaway Park at round 5:15 p.m., hit the sandbar after 6 p.m. close to Rockaway Level Blvd. and Seashore 201st St., authorities mentioned.
NYPD and FDNY boats, together with the Coast Guard, are responding to the caught ferry, officers mentioned.
There are 27 folks on board, and nobody was injured.
Jake Nicholson, 21, was driving with associates to a Rangers recreation when he felt a jolt about 10 minutes after the ferry handed the sting of Breezy Level.
“The boat stopped on a dime, you possibly can clearly inform we hit one thing,” he instructed the Every day Information from the stranded ship.
“I virtually went over one of many rows, that’s how rapidly he stopped.”
Crew members didn’t make any bulletins for one more 15 minutes, and the captain at first mentioned the boat had a mechanical error, Nicholson mentioned.
Passengers had been then instructed the boat had struck a sandbar and the captain tried to reverse off of it.
Nicholson and different passengers are actually ready to be towed by the FDNY, though it’s unclear the place they are going to be dropped off.
It’s the second stranding in precisely a month for the NYC Ferry service, which launched Could 1 and is operated by Hornblower.
On Nov. 27, a Rockaway-bound ferry with 120 folks and one canine obtained caught on a sandbar product of building particles 100 toes off of Pier 11 close to Wall Road.