New York – A private ferry boat accident occurred when the boat ran aground this past weekend. Reports show that the ship was filled with over 100 people when it suffered a steering failure and the engine was apparently unresponsive. Luckily the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) emergency responders were able to located the damaged vessel quickly and rescue the passengers. Officials say that at least one person on board the boat crash suffered injuries. That injury victim was taken to the hospital for emergency evaluation. It is unclear if any other accident victims sought medical care after being rescued. Boat and sailing safety experts say that there have been several boating accidents in New York over the past few months. Transportation and boat safety Investigators will need to examine the maintenance logs and safety protocols followed by the ferry company in order to determine if any negligent maintenance could have helped lead to this boat crash. See this article for more about these ferry crash.
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