What was the 911 Boatlift?

What was the 911 Boatlift?

Maritime response following the September 11 attacks

New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty on September 17, 2001
Date September 11, 2001
Also known as 9/11 Boatlift
Type Emergency evacuation Search and rescue Firefighting
Cause September 11 attacks

Where can I watch Boatlift?

Currently you are able to watch “Boatlift” streaming on Kanopy for free.

When was Boatlift made?

500,000 people were transported to safety in approximately nine hours by hundreds of vessels that answered a call from the U.S. Coast Guard to converge on New York Harbor to aid in the evacuation. This extraordinary rescue was memorialized in the 2011 short documentary film Boatlift.

What is the largest Boatlift in history?


  • The “Boatlift” of 9/11 was the largest water evacuation in history.
  • American Maritime transported over 500,000 survivors from lower Manhattan across the harbor to safety and the rescue was larger than the evacuation of 340,000 American-allied troops at Dunkirk.

What is the largest evacuation in US history?

September 1999 – The size of Hurricane Floyd, its intensity, and its track prompted public officials to launch the largest evacuation in U.S. history, with an estimated 3 million people fleeing the storm.

What is the biggest exodus in history?

July–August 1971 – 18 million people migrated from Bangladesh (then known as East Pakistan) to India to escape the military forces of Pakistan (then known as West Pakistan). This was the largest and bloodiest exodus in human history, with 4 million dead.

How long would it take to evacuate 10000 people?

The TET of the scenarios of 10000 EVAC in an emergency with a random blocked exit is 6:20 minutes. When the west corner exit is blocked, it takes 20 seconds more to evacuate the entire crowd.

How many floors were below the twin towers?

One World Trade Center
Observatory 1,268 ft (386.5 m)
Technical details
Floor count 94 (+5 below ground) (28 Mechanical)
Floor area 3,501,274 sq ft (325,279 m2)