Tugboat Collides with Sailboat in Accident Near Golden Gate Bridge (VIDEO)

Posted in California Maritime News,Tug Boat Accidents on February 1, 2013

SAUSALITO, CA. — The USCG rescued two people on Saturday, Jan. 26, after their sailboat collided with a tugboat near the Golden Gate Bridge and sank into the San Francisco Bay.

Photo shows Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, CA where tugboat and sailboat collided Jan 26, 2013.

The Coast guard reported that the accident occurred at about 3:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, but were unable to determine exactly what caused the accident at the time.

Rescue crews for the san francisco Fire Department and Coast Guard were on the scene. A spokesperson for the Coast Guard told the media that the two people who were rescued were checked out by paramedics on shore and released.

The tug boat was ordered to return to its port where it will be inspected as part of the standard Coast Guard investigation of this crash.

Source: ABC News

Blog post by tugboat injury lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP