Mechanical failure probed in Staten Island Ferry accident (VIDEO)

(STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.) — Federal investigators are checking into the possibility of mechanical failure as the alleged cause of last week’s Staten Island Ferry accident that injured 37 people, the Staten Island Advance newspaper reported. The chief engineer said there were no engine alarms before the Andrew J. Barberi went out of control and slammed into its dock at St. George, Staten Island. The National Transportation Safety Board didn’t rule out examining the safety of the other older Barberi-class ferry in the fleet.
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By Professional Mariner Staff