As the Towers burned and collapsed on September 11, 2001, a half million people were evacuated from Lower Manhattan by a civilian flotilla of ferries, tug boats and other vessels in what is now known as the largest boatlift in history. BOATLIFT – An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience is a touching tribute to that effort.
In this short film, Tom Hank narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift. The film is executive produced by Stephen Flynn and Sean Burke and premiered on September 8, 2011 on the tenth anniversary of the attacks.
We tend to post this video every September 11th to remember and honor the role that ship captains and crews played on that fateful day in 2001. Never forget.