Coast Guard: Ship captain dozed off before crash
Coast Guard investigators say the captain of a passenger ship on a midnight party cruise this summer dozed off before crashing the vessel into a pier in Baltimore.
Citing a recently obtained report, The Baltimore Sun reported that about 400 people were on board the Spirit of Baltimore when it struck the pier at Henderson Wharf Marina on Aug. 28.
Investigators discovered the captain had worked three days on his boat and was feeling tired when he fell asleep.
The Spirit of Baltimore hit two other boats and caused about $100,000 in damage to the wharf. Two passengers were hospitalized.