Coast Guard and tour boat collided in Charleston Harbor

Legal news for South Carolina personal injury attorneys. A small Coast Guard boat collided with a catamaran, injuring three people.

Personal injury lawyers alert- A tour boat and a Coast Guard boat collision in Charleston Harbor injured three people.

Charleston, SC—A small Coast Guard boat and a commercial catamaran collided in the Charleston Harbor, shortly after the annual Christmas Parade of Boats for unknown reason. The collision injured three people aboard the catamaran, which crashed around 8:30 p.m., as reported by The Post and Courier.

It is currently unknown why the small 25-foot Coast Guard vessel slammed into the commercial catamaran, “Thriller”. Witnesses on Thriller reported the military vessel hit the catamaran, then took off from scene of the accident, and did not offer any immediate assistance to the catamaran. Instead, moments later, another 41-foot Coast Guard rescue boat arrived to treat the injured passengers aboard Thriller. Three out of the 24 passengers sustained injuries. It was not reported what types of injuries the passengers sustained, or if they were transported to an area hospital for treatment by doctors and nurses. Thriller apparently sustained moderate damage to the above-the-water-line area of the boat, and was apparently not in any immediate danger of sinking. No one aboard the Coast Guard boat sustained any injuries, nor did the vessel itself sustain any damage. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) http://www.ntsb.gov/ are currently investigating the boat collision. Reportedly, the weather conditions at the time were favorable.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for South Carolina personal injury lawyers.

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