Crew member injured when Brooklyn ferry ran aground in Manhattan; absorbs water

News 12 employees

June 05, 2021 at 5:54 p.m. EDT E.

Updated on:June 06, 2021 at 9:46 am EDT

Officials say over 100 people were saved after the city ferry ran aground and took water in Brooklyn on Saturday.

The Coast Guard and FDNY came back and forth with hoses and water pumps to keep the ship up and running.

The FDNY says emergency calls came in shortly after 4 p.m. en route along the East River to Manhattan from Highlands, New Jersey.

Officials say the boat had a mechanical problem that caused it to lose performance – before it drifted into Bushwick Inlet.

They say one in seven crew members suffered minor injuries and was rushed to hospital – but luckily none of the 118 passengers were injured.

Naval units got everyone safely to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The FDNY says the US Coast Guard is investigating.

View from Chopper 12 over Bushwick Inlet.

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