NEW YORK, Oct. 15 – At least 10 people were killed and many more were seriously injured when a Staten Island ferry crashed into its pier in high winds Wednesday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. One of the ferry’s captains jumped ship and tried to commit suicide, police told MSNBC.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The pilot of a ferry boat that crashed into a pier on New York's Staten Island, killing 10 people and injuring dozens, lost control of the vessel but investigators do not yet know why, officials said on Thursday.
The city and survivors of the fatal October 2003 Staten Island ferry crash are battling over how to handle graphic crime photographs taken by the New York Police Department immediately after the wreck, which took 11 lives.
Both sides say that about 50 of the pictures are so "graphic and sensitive" that they want to prevent access by the news media and public, according to papers filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.
A federal court on Thursday rejected an attempt by the City of New York to limit its liability in the 2003 accident that killed 11 people and injured 75 when an out-of-control Staten Island Ferry crashed into a pier at full speed.
The city had sought to limit liability to $14.4 million, the value of the ferry.