CORRECTED – NY Staten Island Ferry hits dock, minor injuries

(Corrects death toll in 2003 crash to 11 from 10 in paragraph
5 )

NEW YORK, May 8 (BestGrowthStock) – New York’s Staten Island Ferry
crashed into a dock in the city’s borough of Staten Island on
Saturday morning, emergency services said.

Local media reported that dozens of people were injured,
but the injuries appeared to be minor.

“Emergency personnel are responding to a Staten Island
docking incident,” the New York City Office of Emergency
Management said in a statement.

One passenger said the ferry was going too quickly
approaching the dock. “I heard over the loudspeaker someone say
‘break, break,’ and it just bounced off,” he told local media.

In October 2003, the ferry Andrew J. Barbieri crashed into
the pier at the same terminal in St. George, Staten Island at
full speed, killing 11 people and injuring another 70.

The captain in that accident, who was taking painkillers at
the time, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to
18 months in prison.

The Staten Island Ferry transports 20 million people a year
between Staten Island and lower Manhattan.

Penny Stocks

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols and Chris Michaud: Editing
by Eric Walsh and Will Dunham)

CORRECTED – NY Staten Island Ferry hits dock, minor injuries