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NY1 At 20: 2003 Report Chronicles Deadly S.I. Ferry Crash

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NY1 VIDEO: On October 15, 2003, what's normally a calm and scenic ferry ride from Manhattan to Staten Island turned deadly when the Andrew J. Barberi slammed into a pier at St. George Ferry Terminal. As we take a look back at 20 years of NY1, the station revisits Roger Clark's report on the crash.

NY1 FOLLOW-UP: Eleven people were killed and dozens more injured in the crash. The assistant captain - Richard Smith - admitted taking painkillers while operating the boat and was sentenced to 18 months in prison. The city's former ferry director was sentenced to a year behind bars for not enforcing a rule requiring two pilots to be present during docking. The captain of the boat was fired.

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