Cruise Ship Captain Dozes Off Before Crash

By ,   December 20, 2016 ,   Accidents

According to Coast Guard investigators, the captain of a passenger ship on midnight party cruise this summer had dozed off before crashing the boat into a pier in Baltimore.

The Baltimore Sun, citing a recently obtained report, said about 400 people were onboard Spirit of Baltimore when it struck the pier at Henderson Wharf Marina on August 28.

Spirit of Baltimore crash

Coast Guard investigators discovered the captain had worked 3 days on his own boat and was feeling tired when he fell asleep.

Investigators say the Spirit of Baltimore hit two other boats and caused about $100,000 in damage to the wharf.

Two passengers were hospitalized with chest and back pain.

Dan Leaman, general manager of Entertainment Cruises, said in a statement that the captain was suspended and fired.

For reports on other cruise ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com.

Source: abcnews.go.com