Seastreak LLC has announced that it will provide free transportation to NY, via ferry or car service, to friends and family members of those who were injured in this morning’s accident at Pier 11. The company will also provide lodging for those who may need to stay in New York overnight.
For additional information and to make arrangements call Seastreak at 1-800-BOATRIDE (800-262-8743)
Posted: January 9th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Seastreak Ferry | Tags: Highlands, news, NJ, Pier 11, Seastreak, Seastreak Ferry, Seastreak Ferry accident, Seastreak ferry crash | Comments Off on Seastreak providing transportation and lodging to NY for family and friends of crash victims
Photo credit: Stephanie Agresta via facebook
Seastreak Manager Jack Bevins told MMM that the ferry that crashed into Pier 11 in Manhattan at 8:45 this morning was out of Highlands, not Atlantic Highlands as has been reported by multiple media sources.
News12 is reporting that 30-50 people have been injured, one critically.
The Star Ledger is reporting that there were 326 commuters and 5 crew members on the boat.
Seastreak issued a statement acknowledging the accident and pledging to work closely with Federal, State and local authorities to determine its cause. They said their thoughts and prayers are with the injured.
Donovan Mannato of Rumson was on the top deck of the ferry when the crash occurred.
“As we were approaching the pier I was packing up my Ipad and closing the seat tray when I felt and severe impact,” Mannato said, “my head hit on the tray in front of me and I saw a gentleman who was standing fly several feet and land on the ground where he laid for quite sometime. There were two glass doors cracked but still in their frames. It was obvious that people had hit those windows.
“When I got up to get off the boat I saw a man severely injured with people surrounding him at the bottom of the stairs. When I finally got downstairs, there were many people bleeding and with head injuries being tended to by passengers who were not injured.”
Mannato said he has a shiner under his eye and a stiff neck. He has not yet received medical attention. He is concerned for the recovery of those more seriously injured.
Seastreak has cancelled the 5:55 departure from E 35th Street and the 6:10 departure from Pier 11.
Posted: January 9th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Seastreak Ferry | Tags: Highlands, Highlands NJ, news, Pier 11, Seastreak, Seastreak Ferry, Seastreak Ferry accident, Seastreak ferry crash | 2 Comments »