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Fire Island Ferries

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Locale  Fire Island, New York
Began operation  1948
Waterway  Great South Bay
No. of lines  8
Fire Island Ferries
Transit type  Passenger, Freight & Water Taxi
Operator  Fire Island Ferries, Inc.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the National Transportation Safety Board document "Marine Accident Brief MAB-10-02".

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Fire Island Ferries is a passenger and freight ferry service, serving the Western communities of Fire Island, New York.

Fire aboard the Fire Island Belle

On September 20, 2009, at 10:10 eastern daylight time, the passenger ferry Fire Island Belle, with 100 passengers, the vessel master, and two deckhands on board, experienced an engine room fire in the Great South Bay between Long Island and Fire Island, New York. The vessel had departed Ocean Beach, Fire Island, 10 minutes earlier, and was approximately 300 yards from the dock at Fair Harbor, Fire Island, when the fire broke out.

No passengers or crewmembers were injured, and no pollution resulted. The cost of repairing the vessel was $490,000. The U.S. Coast Guard was the lead investigative agency in the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) provided assistance with fire investigation and metallurgical analysis.

Destinations

  • Kismet
  • Saltaire (village)
  • Fair Harbor
  • Dunewood
  • Atlantique
  • Ocean Beach (village)
  • Seaview
  • Ocean Bay Park
  • References

    Fire Island Ferries Wikipedia


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