55 Rescued From Grounded Nantucket Ferry

The Coast Guard teamed-up with local responders late Friday and early Saturday to rescue 55 people stranded aboard a high-speed ferry that hit a jetty while entering Hyannis Harbor. The local fire department notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at about 9:30 p.m. Friday and reported that the Massachusetts Steamship Authority Ferry Iyanough, … [Read more...]

Singapore-Bound Ferry Runs Into Trouble, 97 Rescued

SINGAPORE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Almost 100 people were rescued when a ferry sailing towards Singapore from the Indonesian island of Batam hit a floating object and reportedly started to sink, authorities in the city-state said. Ferry operator Batamfast called out two other ferries that rescued all 90 passengers and seven crew and took them back to the Nongsapura ferry terminal … [Read more...]

Ten Injured After Ferry Strikes Pier in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Coast Guard says it is investigating accident in which a Bay Area ferry struck a piling at Pier 41 in San Francisco, causing multiple injuries. The Coast Guard says that on Sunday evening the ferry Peralta, operated by Blue and Gold Fleet, allided with a piling while backing out of the terminal at Pier 41 at approximately 5:45 p.m. Ten passengers … [Read more...]

NTSB Safety Video Tackles Passenger Ferry Stairway Hazards

On January 9, 2013, the high-speed ferry Seastreak Wall Streak struck a pier in Lower Manhattan as the vessel attempted to dock, causing serious injury to four people. The resulting NTSB investigation found that the captain lost control of the vessel while attempting to dock, but a new maritime safety video released by the NTSB actually tackles another aspect of the incident … [Read more...]