I couldnīt believe my ears this morning when I heard about the crash. What a tragedy for everyone involved. Here they said it was due to high winds and the ferry going too fast for the weather conditions.
New York has gone through so much with 9/11, the Blackout and now this. Bad luck runs in threes, so itīs said. Hopefully NYC will find some peace now.
This vessel had two captains on board at the time of the accident. So there was back-up on hand. It has been reported by Newsday that one of the captains, Richard Smith of Staten Island, drove to his house after the tragedy and attempted to commit suicide. He was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital in Staten Island, where he was reported to be in critical condition. How very sad for all concerned!