NTSB: No Engine Alarms Before NY Ferry Dock Crash

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redwarrior
Engine conditions appeared normal and no engine alarms sounded before a Staten Island ferry approached its terminal and slammed into a pier, injuring dozens of people, federal investigators said Sunday. A National Transportation Safety Board team said it determined that the ferry's two forward engines facing the Staten Island dock stopped upon impact but the two rear engines were still operating. The team has interviewed the chief engineer and some crew members of the Andrew J. Barberi ferry, which was carrying 252 passengers and about 18 crew members when it crashed at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Saturday. It also has met with the management of the Staten Island Ferry.