I'm not a cajun, from S.C. now in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Ferry Accident in NYC
Just heard on the news that around 50 passengers were injured on a high speed ferry in NY harbor. Some injuries are supposedly critical. Accident seemed to have happen while docking. Anybody up there heard otherwise?
Well if you aren't coming in too fast there is still plenty off time to kill the engine if pitch is stuck at full. If both were stuck at full he could have simply turned the boat back out to open water. Of course that's if he didn't wait until the last minute to slow down and had room to turn. I have never been on a ferry in that area so I have no idea at what distance they start to slow down prior to landing. Those ferry guys up in NY/NJ area have had some issues in recent years. Hope the captain wasn't hiding the fact he was on some kind of meds. The CG is already getting strict with the physicals this could speed up the rule change to all of us having a yearly.
IIRC they come in hot. East river side of manhattan next to the helipads, south street sea port. Current RIPS. seeing as boat is fairly fresh out of the yard if it is mechanical the Cg will be in a tough spot.