No one hurt when two boats collide
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.