It was one of the worst mass transit accidents in the city's history when the Andrew J. Barberi hit the Saint George Terminal at full speed on October 15, 2003.
11 people died and several others were seriously injured in the accident.
Some of the seats and chairs were mangled inside the boat.
The crash occurred when the pilot, Richard Smith, passed out behind the wheel.
He was suffering from extreme fatigue and had taken painkillers.
Smith pleaded guilty to negligent manslaughter and lying to investigators.
He was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
The city ferry director, Patrick Ryan, was sentenced to a year in prison after he admitted he failed to implement or enforce a rule requiring two pilots be present during docking.
The Andrew Barberi returned to service on July 1, 2004.
Exactly five years later, there was yet another accident involving the Staten Island Ferry. A boat, the John J. Marchi, lost power and slammed into a pier in St. George.
15 people were injured, including two NYPD officers and three crew members.
Investigators determined that the boat had a history of electrical problems.