Passengers briefly trapped on disabled ferry; Fox 5 reporter tweets from inside

- A boat with NYC Ferry became disabled at the 34th Street dock on the East River on Wednesday morning.

At approximately 8:40 a.m., the vessel encountered unexpectedly strong currents upon arrival at the 34th Street landing in Manhattan, according to Hornblower, the ferry company.

The FDNY secured the ferry to the dock and crews worked to get passengers off of the boat. Fox 5 News reporter Stacey Delikat was one of the passengers. She tweeted photos showing the Lunchbox at the dock with rescue personnel outside of the ferry. She said, "Everyone trying to figure out how to get us off" of the boat.

A firefighter who boarded the boat was asked how long commuters could expect to be there. He responded, "You're going to be late for work."

The passengers were eventually helped off of the ferry one-by-one.

"The vessel securely docked and all passengers have been safely disembarked thanks to @FDNY," NYC Ferry tweeted just before 11 a.m. "No injuries reported at this time."

NYC Ferry has had a few minor incidents since the service launched in 2017, including a vessel getting stuck in a pile field near Manhattan and a vessel running aground near Rockaway Point.

The Lunchbox got its name in a contest among second grade students in the city to name the boat.

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