NY Ferry captain screamed 'call 911' says eyewitness

Moments after a commuter ferry slammed into a New York pier the captain screamed 'call 911,' an eyewitness said.

"The front of the boat hit the corner of the barge, ripping the right side of the catamaran. It pulled up and the captain screamed 'call 911'," the witness told AP News.

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New York ferry crash

A commuter ferry has crashed into a pier in lower Manhattan. The news agency Reuters is reporting around 50 people have been injured.