NEW YORK CITY — Eight tourists suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon when a ferry boat to the Statue of Liberty came into the dock too fast, officials said.
"It appears to be a hard landing," said Mike Burke, the chief operating officer of Statue Cruises, which shuttles passengers to Liberty Island.
A handful of passengers were jostled in the landing at 3:10 p.m, according John Warren, spokesman for the Statue of Liberty National Monument.
"A few passengers received cuts and bruises," Burke said. "They were treated at the scene and allowed to continue on with their tours."
One passenger sprained an ankle, Warren noted.
There was minor damage to both the Miss Jersey ferry boat and the dock, Warren said.
The boat was back in service about a half hour after the accident, said Burke.