No one hurt when two boats col­lide

The Kent Island Bay Times - - News - By ANGELA PRICE bay­times@kibay­times.com

STEVENSVILLE — The U.S. Coast Guard is in­ves­ti­gat­ing a boat col­li­sion that oc­curred Fri­day, Aug. 17, in the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay off Thomas Point Light.

A May­day call went out at 11:43 a.m. when a power-driven char­ter fish­ing ves­sel col­lided with a sail­boat, said Coast Guard Pub­lic Af­fairs Spe­cial­ist First Class Andy Ken­drick.

The 37-foot char­ter fish­ing boat, The Hunter, was out of Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Char­ter Ser­vices in Stevensville; the J105 sail­boat, Le­vi­ta­tion, is owned by Ch­e­sa­peake Boat­ing Club in East­port, ac­cord­ing to Maryland Nat­u­ral Re­sources Po­lice.

The power­boat came to rest with the cabin over the mid­dle of the sail­boat. There were seven peo­ple on the power­boat and two on the sail­boat; no one was in­jured, Ken­drick said.

The Coast Guard, NRP, Anne Arun­del County Fire De­part­ment and Maryland State Po­lice all re­sponded.

The boats had to be sep­a­rated, then both were towed, Ken­drick said.

The U.S. Coast Guard has ju­ris­dic­tion over crashes in­volv­ing com­mer­cial ves­sels. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing, Ken­drick said.

No one was se­ri­ously in­jured when a char­ter fish­ing boat and a sail­boat col­lided Fri­day morn­ing, Aug. 17, in the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay.

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