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Port of San Diego Harbor Police Investigating Vessel Collision on San Diego Bay

At approximately 1:28 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2019, the Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department received a 911 call regarding a vessel collision on San Diego Bay near the Coronado Bay Bridge. When Harbor Police officers arrived on scene, they found a small power boat and a sailboat had collided. The power boat had sustained moderate damage, water was leaking into the boat and four of the occupants had sustained minor injuries. Harbor Police officers immediately began pumping water out of the boat. When the vessel and scene were stabilized, the power boat and its occupants were towed to a nearby launch ramp. Four individuals who had been aboard the power boat were evaluated by paramedics for minor injuries and declined transport for further evaluation and treatment. The sailboat sustained minor damage, returned to its dock on its own power and no injuries were reported.

Port of San Diego Harbor Police is investigating the cause of the collision. 

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.

ABOUT PORT OF SAN DIEGO PUBLIC SAFETY

Port of San Diego Public Safety protects and oversees the safety of our dynamic San Diego Bay waterfront—land and sea.

Port Public Safety is responsible for safeguarding waterfront parks and land, maintaining homeland security and collaborating with agency partners to deter crime locally and abroad. Through the Harbor Police Department, the Port provides for the safety of our communities and resources along San Diego Bay and at San Diego International Airport, and is seen as a global leader in maritime and aviation public safety.