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2003-10-15 Home Front
Ferry Accident!
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Posted by Atrus 2003-10-15 4:46:32 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [405 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Judging from the wind I saw swirling in Yankees stadium, it would have been an extremely dangerous night to be on the water. The side of a ferry will act like a sail in the wind. If you add a current into the equation, it is easy to find yourself in extremis. I'll include the passengers and crew in my prayers tonight.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-15 8:45:36 PM||   2003-10-15 8:45:36 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 The wind is brutal in the Northeast today. Almost got blown off the highway 3 or 4 times on the ride home. First thing that came to mind when I heard about this.
Posted by tu3031 2003-10-15 9:04:50 PM||   2003-10-15 9:04:50 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 Yes it was, but as long as Crimson Jihad the Red Sox won, I'll take it... :-)
Posted by Raj 2003-10-15 10:02:46 PM|| []  2003-10-15 10:02:46 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Sad to say, there were massive injuries, and the skipper has reportedly attempted suicide....
Wash Post:
The ferry pilot, responsible for docking the vessel, fled the scene immediately after the crash, went to his Staten Island home and attempted suicide, a police official said on the condition of anonymity. The pilot was rushed to the same hospital as many of the victims and underwent surgery.
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-15 10:17:27 PM||   2003-10-15 10:17:27 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 WND is now reporting ten dead.
Posted by Old Patriot  2003-10-15 10:31:44 PM|| []  2003-10-15 10:31:44 PM|| Front Page Top

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