The 40-foot (12-meter)
Neptune hit an unknown object in the bay Friday night, leaving it with a
1-foot (30-centimeter) gash, Petty Officer Pamela Boehland said.
boat began taking on water and sinking, she said. But a Coast Guard
boat happened to be nearby, taking on board most of the Neptune’s 22
passengers and crew and summoning another Coast Guard vessel that picked
up the rest.
The boats took the passengers to San Francisco’s Pier 39. There were no reports of injuries.