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.
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 said. There are no reports of any injuries. The cause of the grounding remains under investigation.
‘There was a slight hole in the hull, nothing major,’ FDNY Chief John Sarrocco said.
Ferries are expected to run normally on Tuesday, the New York City mayor’s office said.
Source: Mail Online