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Rush hour horror as NY
commuter ferry carrying
more than 300 people crashes
into Manhattan dock injuring 57

Daily Mail (UK), by Rachel Quigley

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/9/2013 2:35:30 PM

A commuter ferry carrying 326 people crashed while pulling into the docks at Lower Manhattan this morning, injuring at least 57 people. The Seastreak Ferry made a ´hard docking´ at Pier 11 just before 9am after it missed one slip and hit another, throwing dozens of people on board forward or to the floor. Passengers describe mass chaos as they were thrown six feet into the air. Others were thrown down stairs, smashing into windows and hundreds of belongings were strewn all over the upper and lower levels. Police and firefighters were on the scene

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PatPiano, 1/9/2013 2:42:34 PM     (No. 9107402)

What are these pilots of the boats smoking? Monday a ship knocked into the S.F. Bay Bridge pilings on its way out to sea.
I wish I knew!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fishbone, 1/9/2013 2:46:21 PM     (No. 9107407)

Perhaps the headline writer should really ponder the concept of "horror". What happened was not horror. Perhaps, terrifying or terrible but not horrible or horrendous. As bad as it was, it seems the MSM is trying to make it into something worse than it is. Maybe they determined that the captain is a Conservative and are laying the groundwork for a lynching. :-)


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Reply 3 - Posted by: bob913, 1/9/2013 2:46:45 PM     (No. 9107408)

Pilot probably texting

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Daydreamer10, 1/9/2013 2:51:51 PM     (No. 9107413)

Oh no. We better ban ferries!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/9/2013 4:54:47 PM     (No. 9107643)

Like the commuter train driver a few years ago, texting and missed a signal, but killed several passengers in the ensuing wreck. That´s real horror- this was merely a mishap, a fortunate one too, considering no one was killed.

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