Father Mychal Judge (ship)
The Father Mychal Judge underway on 23 October 2015.
|Name:||Father Mychal Judge|
|Builder:||Allen Marine , Inc., Sitka, Alaska|
|Christened:||February 20, 2002|
|In service:||March 2002|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2012[update]|
|General characteristics |
|Length:||65 ft (20 m)|
|Beam:||29 ft (8.8 m)|
|Draft:||3 ft 6 in (1.07 m)|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)|
The vessel was christened in March 2002. The ferry participated in the rescue of passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 that made a successful emergency landing on the Hudson River on 15 January 2009. On April 6, 2012, her captain, Mohamed Gouda, led his crew in a second rescue of the crew of capsized barge Katherine G..
- McQuillan, Alice (February 21, 2002). "Ferry Named For FDNY Priest". New York Daily News. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- "Father Mychal Judge - Vessel's Details and Current Position". marinetraffic.com. 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- "Boat Specs". allenmarine.com. 2012. Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- 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. Archived from the original on 2012-04-10. 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.
- 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.
- "Tugboat Capsizes Near Liberty Island; 3 People Rescued". CBS News. 2012-04-06. Archived from the original on 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- "Three people rescued after barge capsizes". ABC News. 2012-04-06. Archived from the original on 2013-01-24. 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.