A ferry with 27 people aboard ran aground near Rockaway Inlet, New York, on Wednesday evening, according to data provided by US Coast Guard.
As explained, the ‘Flyer’, an 80-foot New York City Ferry, became stuck on a sandbar after departing from the Rockaway terminal at 5:15 p.m., en route to Wall Street’s Pier 11 at approximately 5:30 p.m.
The USCG and partner agency crews arrived on scene with New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and New York City Police Department (NYPD) marine units. Due to shallow water, Coast Guard crews were unable to safely approach the ferry.
An FDNY crew evacuated 23 passengers and a crewmember safely and placed them aboard one of their rescue boats. All passengers were transferred to the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Coast Guard personnel are on scene to monitor the removal of the ferry.
There are no reports of any injuries or pollution. USCG is investigating the cause of the incident.