US Coast Guard, New York City Fire Department (FDNY), and New York City Police Department (NYPD) crews responded to a ferry that grounded with 125 people onboard in New York, on June 4.
ore specifically, watchstanders at US Coast Guard Sector New York command center received a report that the 150-foot Seastreak ferry, Commodore, ran aground, and was in fact taking on water in Bushwick Inlet in Brooklyn, New York.
After the incident, three boatcrews from US Coast Guard Station New York were launched and started rescue efforts with FDNY and NYPD crews.
NYPD and FDNY managed to safely evacuate all passengers and crew-members from the ferry, while US Coast Guard Station New York members went aboard with FDNY members to perform dewatering operations.
Currently, US Coast Guard investigators are investigating the cause of the grounding.
The team effort between the Coast Guard and our local first responders including FDNY and NYPD harbor units allowed for the safe evacuation of all passengers. The Coast Guard will now work with Seastreak on the investigation and inspection of the vessel to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future
stated Capt. Zeita Merchant, commander of Coast Guard Sector New York.