Staten Island Ferry that killed 11 in 2003 crash up for auction — as city jokes, ‘Should Pete and Colin each have their own?’

Paging the movie star captains of dangerous concepts.

A storied Staten Island ferry that infamously crashed in 2003, killing 11 individuals, went up for auction this week — in case comedians Pete Davidson and Colin Jost desire a presumably haunted second one.

The city set the opening bid for the decommissioned Andrew J. Barberi ferry at $155,000 — touting it with a nod to the previous “Saturday Night Live” co-stars, who purchased the same ferry with the aim of turning it into a celebration boat two years in the past.

“another staten island ferry up for auction…should pete and colin each have their own?” the city’s Department of Transportation tweeted Thursday.


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A decommissioned Staten Island ferry, that had a lethal crash in 2003, is up for auction and the city needs comedians Pete Davidson and Colin Jost to take discover. Chad Rachman/New York Post

An ad for the intense orange, 310-foot vessel declares the “double-ended passenger ferry” was constructed in 1981 and boasts a “hull in good condition.”

But the ferry additionally comes with a boatload of luggage, together with that it “does not run under its own power” — and has endured no less than two main crashes.

On Oct. 15, 2003, the ferry hit a pier on Staten Island and killed 11 individuals, together with one one that was decapitated. A complete of 70 individuals had been injured, and one man misplaced his legs.

The assistant pilot was later discovered to have been “incapacitated” attributable to unlawful use of prescription painkillers and pleaded responsible to 11 counts of seaman’s manslaughter.


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The vessel was constructed in 1981 and had no less than two main crashes. CHAD RACHMAN

The ferry, which was decommissioned final 12 months, additionally smashed into the Staten Island Terminal on May 8, 2010, injuring 37 individuals.

The ferry advert additionally notes its “mechanical, propulsion and navigation has been removed,” and it could have to be “towed from our pier.”

“Only bid on item(s) that you are serious about buying,” it proclaims.

But as of Thursday no one had bid on it.


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The opening bid for the Andrew J. Barberi ferry was set at $155,000.

In January 2022 Davidson and Jost — Staten Island-bred real-life friends — purchased the 60-year-old decommissioned John F. Kennedy Staten Island Ferry for $280,000.

They later gave the ferry the ill-fated title “Titanic 2” as a joke that made insurance coverage brokers do double-takes.

“This is why idiots should not be allowed to do things,” Jost quipped on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in October 2022.

Reps for Jost and Davidson didn’t instantly reply to The Post’s inquiry about whether or not they deliberate to plunk down money for a second ferry — or if that ship has sailed.

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