Coast Guard: Ship cap­tain dozed off be­fore crash

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

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.

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