A ferry crashed into a pier in front of San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building on Friday afternoon, causing minor injuries to two passengers.
The Coast Guard said it was notified of the allision by a crew member aboard the ferry San Francisco at about 2:40 p.m.
There were reports of two minor injuries that did not require treatment beyond first aid and no reports of pollution. Media reports said the ferry had 53 passengers onboard at the time.
The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the accident and will make its findings available to the public once finalized.
“The purpose of the Coast Guard’s marine investigations is to ensure we understand the cause of the allision and are able to recommend measures that can prevent future incidents,” said Lt. Cmdr. Krysia Pohl, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco’s Inspections Division branch chief. “Our primary concern in any investigation is safety of passengers and the environment.”
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