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[B]Coast Guard vessel, boat collide[/B]
Staff report Sunday, December 6, 2009 A 25-foot Coast Guard boat and a commercial catamaran collided in Charleston Harbor on Saturday night. Three people from the catamaran Thriller were reported injured, according to the Coast Guard. The extent of their injuries was not known. A 41-foot Coast Guard utility boat crew from Station Charleston evacuated the 24 passengers aboard Thriller and transported them to Charleston Harbor Marina to await emergency medical personnel. "The Coast Guard's primary concern right now is the condition of the passengers who were injured in the incident," Capt. Michael F. McAllister, commander, Coast Guard Sector Charleston, said in a news release. The Coast Guard vessel sustained no damage, and Thriller sustained moderate above-the-water-line damage, according to the Coast Guard. Conditions at the time of the incident were clear, with winds at 10 mph to 15 mph. The collision is under investigation. Copyright © 1995 - 2009 Evening Post Publishing Co..