Die letzten Häfen
Die letzten Wegpunkte
Die neuesten Nachrichten
Captain found at fault in ferry allision
Federal investigators found out that a captain’s error led to the crash of the "Seastreak Wall Street" that injured 80 people in Lower Manhattan on Jan 9, 2013. The National Transportation Safety Board investigators disclosed their findings on Apr 8, 2014. Jason Reimer inadvertently left the "Seastreak Wall Street" running on a seldom-used backup system. Reimer switched to the backup after sensing a propeller vibration during the voyage from New Jersey. He failed to switch back as the vessel approached an East River pier. Investigators blamed Seastreak for “ineffective oversight” and said Reimer’s error was compounded by a lack of training. The board also renewed a call to equip vessels with data recorders.
NTSB Board to Discuss Ferry Accident
The National Transportation Safety Board will meet to discuss a 2013 accident involving the Seastreak Wall Street commuter ferry in lower Manhattan. On January 9, 2013, the high-speed passenger ferry, Seastreak Wall Street, on a routine trip from New Jersey to Pier 11/Wall Street, struck the pier as it approached the dock. Four of the 331 people on board the vessel sustained serious injuries. The meeting will take place Tuesday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m. EDT, at the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center in Washington D.C. A link to the webcast will be available shortly before the start of the meeting at www.capitolconnection.net/capcon/ntsb/ntsb.htm.
Passengers filed lawsuits
Several passengers who were on the "Seastreak Wallstreet" that allided with a Wall Street pier in January were suing the operator of the boat, their lawyer confirmed on May 17. More than 70 were hurt when the ferry carrying commuters from New Jersey slammed into the pier during the morning rush. The captain told investigators at the time that the thrust controls were not responding properly just before impact. The law office of Hobbie, Corrigan & Bertucio said it was representing 25 of the 37 claims against Seastreak LLC for damages in the crash.14 of its claims were from passengers and 11 are from spouses of passengers. The clients suffered injuries including post-traumatic stress and head trauma. Seastreak had expected the claims to be filed. The National Transport Safety Board was still investigating the crash.News schreiben