Seven passengers were injured Thursday when a 150-foot cruise ship crashed into the wharf alongside the downtown Broadway Pier.
The bow of the Adventure Hornblower struck the edge of the brick-topped waterfront promenade in the Embarcadero area of San Diego Harbor shortly before 1 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Medics evaluated and treated seven adults for various complaints — including back and neck strains and blood-pressure irregularities — and took three of them to a hospital for further care, fire Capt. Joe Amador said. Some of the patients were carried off the vessel on stretchers.
None of injuries were considered life-threatening.
The unhurt passengers remained aboard the three-deck ship in the mid-afternoon, awaiting a tugboat pull to an undamaged disembarking location. A total five crew members and 139 passengers were aboard the vessel.
Crew members reported struggling with a malfunction in the ship’s propulsion system prior to the impact with the dock, Amador said.
The 22-year-old Adventure Hornblower offers bay dinner cruises, sightseeing tours, chartered events and ocean whale-watching outings.
City News Service contributed to this article.
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