The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. when engine problems forced the Guy Molinari ferry back to Whitehall St. Terminal. No injuries or damage have been reported.
An investigation into the cause of the power failure is underway. The ferry is docked at the Whitehall St. Terminal where any necessary repairs will be made.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the hard landing happened in Staten Island .