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Coast Guard Tows Ferry With 100 People Aboard To Safety

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The Coast Guard came to the rescue of a disabled ferry in the New York Harbor with 100 people aboard Tuesday afternoon.

The Coast Guard learned the ferry, The Manhattan, was stuck near Governors Island in the East River around 3:30 p.m. The captain said the ferry had lowered its anchor, but it wasn't holding due to the current and weather conditions.

The Coast Guard created a safety zone around The Manhattan and warned other vessels to use caution in the area.

Members of the Coast Guard boarded the ferry, and an 87-foot patrol boat was used to tow it to pier 36.

By 6 p.m., the passengers disembarked safely.

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