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Staten Island Ferry Slams Into NYC Pier, 15 InjuredWednesday, July 01, 2009 Print A ferry boat crashed into the St.

George Terminal in the New York City borough of Staten Island Wednesday evening, reportedly injuring at least 15 people.The boat lost power after the collision, but crews were able to restore power and finish docking, reported.New York Fire Department officials say 10 of the injuries are minor, but five are more serious.It is suspected that the boat may have lost power after hitting a docking ramp.

Emergency responders were evaluating passengers and crew members at the terminal, the TV station reported.Officials reportedly called the accident a "hard dock" that may have been caused by a malfunction of the terminal ramp.

No fatalities have been reported.In 2003, a Staten Island Ferry boat with 1,500 people aboard slammed into a pier, killing 11 people.Click here for more on this story from Next Story in U.S.Print,2933,529794,00.html?test=latestnews
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