Father Mychal Judge (ship)

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The Father Mychal Judge is a fast catamaran ferry, like this similar vessel from NY Waterway
The Father Mychal Judge is a fast catamaran ferry, like this similar vessel from NY Waterway.[1]
Name: Father Mychal Judge
Namesake: Mychal Judge
Operator: NY Waterway
Builder: Allen Marine , Inc., Sitka, Alaska
Christened: February 20, 2002[2]
In service: March 2002
Identification: MMSI: 366834160[3]
Status: in active service, as of 2012
General characteristics [4]
Type: Passenger ferry
Displacement: 94 GT
63 NT
Length: 65 ft (20 m)
Beam: 29 ft (8.8 m)
Draft: 3 ft 6 in (1.07 m)
Propulsion: 4 × 425 hp (317 kW) 6125 Lugger diesel engines
4 × Hamilton 321 water jets
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Capacity: 110 passengers

The Father Mychal Judge is a NY Waterway ferry named in honor of Mychal Judge a New York City pastor who was murdered in al Qaeda's attacks on September 11, 2001.[5]

The vessel was christened in March 2002.[6] The ferry participated in the rescue of passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 that remarkably successfully safely landed on the Hudson River on 15 January 2009.[7][8] On April 6, 2012, her captain, Mohamed Gouda, led his crew in a second rescue of the crew of capsized barge Katherine G..


  1. ^ Tom Turner (2006). "FATHER MYCHAL JUDGE - NY WATERWAY in New York, USA. 2006". Flickr. Retrieved 2012-04-10.  mirror
  2. ^ McQuillan, Alice (February 21, 2002). "Ferry Named For FDNY Priest". New York Daily News. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Father Mychal Judge - Vessel's Details and Current Position". marinetraffic.com. 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Boat Specs". allenmarine.com. 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Antonio Antenucci, Rebecca Harshbarger (2012-04-07). "Barge tips over in New York Harbor near the Statue of Liberty, injuring two crew members". New York Post. Retrieved 2012-04-09. His crew lowered a Jacob’s ladder — a device specifically designed to pull people out of the water — and brought five people aboard his ferry, the Mychal Judge, which is named after a pastor who was killed at the Twin Towers on 9/11.  mirror
  6. ^ Michael Ford (August 2002). Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero. Paulist Press. p. 199. ISBN 9780809105526. Retrieved 2012-04-09. A New York Waterway ferry was christened Father Mychal Judge. 
  7. ^ "Tugboat Capsizes Near Liberty Island; 3 People Rescued". CBS News. 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2012-04-09.  mirror
  8. ^ "Three people rescued after barge capsizes". ABC News. 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2012-04-09. Authorities say the Katherine G was in place at the end of the pier, that workers were in the process of loading a construction crane onto the spud barge, which is a unique barge that features 3 deck pilings.  mirror