Whale-watch boat crashes into San Diego pier (with VIDEO)

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(SAN DIEGO) — A whale-watching boat crashed into a downtown pier Thursday afternoon, injuring seven passengers and damaging the vessel and a walkway, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The 150-foot Adventure Hornblower reportedly suffered a mechanical malfunction that caused the throttle to stick, and the crew could not prevent the impact. Three passengers were hospitalized.

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Click here to view a video of the incident from ABC News.

By Professional Mariner Staff