A ferry carrying 125 people ran aground off the coast of New York, with all passengers and crew rescued, according to the city’s fire department.
It is noted that the incident occurred off the coast of the New York district of Brooklyn on Saturday. New York City firefighters and police, as well as U.S. Coast Guard forces, took part in the rescue operation.
“At 16:15, the Seastrek ferry with 125 people on board, including 118 passengers and seven crew members ran aground. Our units from numerous agencies arrived (on the scene) in less than four minutes… The evacuated passengers were taken to a nearby Navy ship repair facility,” said Michael Gala, assistant deputy head of the Fire Department.
He added that as a result of the incident, no one was injured, except for one member of the ferry crew, who received non-life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized.