>Dozens Injured in Staten Island Ferry Crash

>A Staten Island ferry involved in a deadly crash seven years ago lost its brake power on Saturday morning and slammed at a rapid clip into a pier at St. George terminal, sending passengers hurtling and touching off chaos on board. Nearly 40 people were taken to Staten Island hospitals with mostly minor injuries.

Officials said that the cause appeared to be a mechanical failure but that a more definitive answer awaited a full inquiry by city and federal officials. On Oct. 15, 2003, the same huge orange ferry, the Andrew J. Barberi, missed its dock and hit a maintenance pier at full speed, killing 11 people and injuring 70 others. A pilot, who had been incapacitated at the time of that crash, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, but investigators also faulted training and enforcement of safety rules.

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