Hudson River from Hoboken


Yacht Hosting High School Prom Involved In Collision On Hudson River

May 25, 2018 - 12:44 pm

HOBOKEN, N.J. (WCBS 880/AP) -- A high school prom on the Hudson ended with a loud crunch.

Police say a yacht hosting Weehawken High School's senior prom rear-ended another yacht on the Hudson River near Hoboken Thursday night.

There were 95 passengers and 11 faculty members aboard the prom-hosting yacht Cornucopia Destiny when it crashed into the smaller yacht, Sundancer, which then crashed into the pier. The Cornucopia Destiny’s captain could be heard yelling “I have no control” moments before the collision occurred.

Both boats were damaged in the crash, which caused the prom to end early. Staff, administrators and students were bused to an Elks Lodge following the crash. No injuries were reported.

It wasn’t clear if anyone was aboard the smaller boat at the time of the crash.

The district’s superintendent says every effort will be made to hold another prom before graduation.