Coast Guard responds to Staten Island ferry that struck St. George Terminal

NEW YORK – A team of Coast Guard investigators and inspectors is on scene at the Staten Island Ferry terminal after a ferry struck the pier around 9:30 a.m. today.

The ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi reportedly lost propulsion and struck the pier, resulting in serious damage to the facility’s ramps and the main decks of the boat above the waterline. There were 252 passengers and 18 crew members onboard at the time of incident.

There have been reports of minor injuries. There have been no reports of pollution.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station New York is also on scene.

The New York Port Authority is preparing to move the ferry to a different slip while the investigation is being conducted.

Local Emergency Medical Services, the New York Fire Department, New York City Police Department are also on scene.

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