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New York Staten Island Ferry Collision – Up To 40 People Injured

Saturday, the ANDREW J. BARBERI, a Staten Island Ferry, slammed into a docking pier injuring up to 40 passengers. The accident is blamed on mechanical failure, and there is no indication that drug or alcohol was involved in the accident. The vessel was carrying 250 passengers at the time of the accident. The ANDREW J. BARBERI was the ferry that was involved in a 2003 accident that resulted in 11 deaths. Investigation into this recent crash by the National Transportation and Safety Board may take years to complete. Fortunately, the injuries to most of the passengers were thought to be minor; however, a number of passengers were taken to local hospitals.