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NTSB ID: DCA10FM005

Event Type: Collision

Location: San Diego, CA

Date: December 20, 2009


Collision between USCG boat and recreational vessel

On December 20, 2009, at 5:40 p.m. PST, a U.S. Coast Guard shore-based response boat carrying five crewmembers collided with a 24-foot recreational vessel carrying 13 passengers in San Diego Harbor during the annual boating Parade of Lights event. The Coast Guard boat was responding to a report of a grounded vessel. The collision resulted in the death of one child and serious injuries to four other passengers on the recreational vessel. None of the crewmembers on the Coast Guard boat were injured.

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