NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - 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."
The Lunchbox got its name in a contest among second grade students in the city to name the boat.
Uh oh. Stuck on the boat! @NYCferry docked at 34th but we’re all stuck on board for some reason. Kind of like when your train car is stuck underground right ahead of the station and they keep saying we’ll be moving shortly...but you don’t move. So much for being on time pic.twitter.com/T4n2m027XB— Stacey Delikat (@StaceyDelikat) April 18, 2018