Ferry Director Pleads Guilty to Seaman’s Manslaughter
The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York issued a Statement saying that the Director of the Staten Island Ferry Service has pleaded guilty to seaman’s manslaughter in the crash of the ferry ANDREW J. BARBERI. The Ferry Director failed to enforce the Service’s requirement that two persons be on the bridge when the ferry is in operation. Eleven passengers died in the crash after the only person on the bridge became incapacitated.
source: HK Law