Passengers aboard NYC-bound ferry forced to evacuate over engine malfunction

Kimberly Dole
November 18, 2019 - 11:23 am

Andrew Botticelli


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A blown engine forced the evacuation of riders of a NY Waterway ferry Monday morning.

Passengers on the 8 a.m. Hoboken ferry heading to Midtown were forced to get off at 14 Street in Hoboken after it broke down.

"Without power, the ferry floated down the Hudson and was luckily tied onto the pier." said Andrew Botticelli who was with his wife aboard the malfunctioning ferry.

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Workers arrived on another ferry as passengers patiently waited for a rescue boat to arrive.

Once the workers were able to get the engine to work, it was docked again and all passengers were able to get off safely.

Additional ferries were brought in to board the people that were waiting.

A new ferry departed towards Midtown at 9 a.m.

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