Three more NYC ferries taken out of service for leaking


NY Post Com

We have gone after the NYC subway, Metro North and LIRR for a long time. The day we went after busses.

Three more of Mayor de Blasio’s ferries were taken out of service in the past 24 hours when alarms sounded because water was leaking into their bilges, the US Coast Guard said Monday.

The latest blow to the NYC Ferry service came just hours after The Post revealed on Sunday that three other boats in its fleet were already in dry dock for springing leaks and at least two others were repaired for the same problem.

Alarms went off on the Waves of Wonder and Sunset Crossing ferries late Sunday night and early Monday morning, according to USCG Chief Warrant Officer Allyson Conroy.

It was unclear if any passengers were on board at the time, Conroy said.

Ferry operator Hornblower told the Coast Guard it immediately took both boats out of service, along with a third vessel identified only by hull number H106, which Conroy said was sidelined “as a precaution.”

The three catamaran-style ferries were expected to arrive at the North River Shipyard in Nyack by Tuesday morning for inspection and/or repairs, Conroy added.

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