The Latest: All passengers safely removed from stuck ferry

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The Latest on a ferry stuck on a sandbar in the waters off New York City (all times local):

11:10 p.m.

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Officials say all of the passengers have been safely removed from a ferry stuck on a sandbar in the waters off New York City.

Police and firefighters were called around 6 p.m. Wednesday to the boat, stuck in Jamaica Bay between Brooklyn and the Rockaway peninsula in Queens.

An evacuation of the two dozen passengers aboard began around 7:30 p.m. Several hours later, they were all safely removed. There were no injuries reported.

Officials say the disabled boat will be towed overnight.

A city-sponsored, privately run ferry runs to the Rockaways from lower Manhattan.

A message left at the ferry company's office was not immediately returned.

Last month, more than 100 passengers were rescued from a ferry that ran aground off lower Manhattan.

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7:50 p.m.

Rescuers are planning to evacuate 27 people from a ferry stuck on a sandbar in the waters off New York City on a frigid night. There are no reports of injuries.

Police and firefighters were called around 6 p.m. Wednesday to the boat, stuck in Jamaica Bay between Brooklyn and the Rockaway peninsula in Queens.

Firefighters said the ferry owners originally were arranging to have it towed, but an evacuation was getting underway around 7:30 p.m.

A city-sponsored, privately run ferry runs to the Rockaways from lower Manhattan. It's part of a $335 million effort to ease strains on New York's public transportation system.

A message left at the ferry company's office hasn't been returned.

Last month, more than 100 passengers were rescued from a ferry that ran aground off lower Manhattan.

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7:10 p.m.

A ferry is stuck on a sandbar in the waters off New York City with 27 people aboard, but there are no reports of injuries.

Police and firefighters were called Wednesday evening to the boat, stuck in Jamaica Bay between the Rockaway peninsula and Brooklyn. Firefighters say the ferry's owners are arranging to have it towed off the sandbar.

A city ferry service runs to the Rockaways. A representative for the company that operates the ferry hasn't responded to an email message, and the company's office is closed.

The ferry service is popular with beachgoers in summer and used mainly by commuters in winter.