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NYC Ferry "Urban Journey" near the 59th Street Bridge (Queensboro Bridge) on the east side of Roosevelt Island (courtesy of



NEW YORK (November 29, 2017)---- Today the Coast Guard completed an out of water inspection on the ferry Urban Journey, hull number H201, one of 10 New York City commuter ferries in the 200-series fleet.

After completing a detailed inspection of the vessel’s hull, the Urban Journey was declared safe for continued passenger operations. Underwater hull inspections were conducted on all other vessels in the 200-series fleet and no structural concerns were identified.

Significant hull corrosion was recently identified on NYC’s 100-series fleet. As a result, all six 100-series vessels were taken out of service for repairs. Coast Guard marine inspectors are providing ongoing oversight of this repair work. "Our number one priority is passenger safety," said Capt. Michael Day, commander Coast Guard Sector New York. "We required this inspection in order to be certain the corrosion problems seen on the 100-series fleet were isolated to that fleet only. Today’s inspection has confirmed that.