MANHATTAN — New York ferry riders say they were stuck near Wall Street for more than an hour Monday night before being rescued.
Passengers say the ferry became stuck around 5:20 p.m. Video from the ferry shows passengers in life vests. More than 100 passengers were rescued and loaded onto a rescue boat.
“This evening a ferry vessel became stuck after striking a submerged object near Pier 11," a spokesperson for Mayor Bill de Blasio said. "We are glad all passengers were safely disembarked and regret the inconvenience.”
The ferry was headed toward Rockaway in Queens, officials said. Part of the boat's hull broke and it took on water.
This particular ferry has been used before and there have not been any problems reported in the past.
The FDNY received a call about the ferry stuck off Pier 11 in lower Manhattan just after 6 p.m.
No injuries have been reported. Police and fire rescue units responded to assist in the rescues.
NYC Ferry will operate on a normal schedule Tuesday.