22 saved from sinking boat in San Francisco Bay

October 14, 2012 • National News

This image provided by KTVU-TV shows some of the 22 rescued passengers on the pier Friday Oct.12, 2012 in San Francisco. A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said the wine-tasting boat, Neptune hit a shoal near Alcatraz Island and began sinking. Nearly two dozen people who were enjoying a boat ride on what’s billed as San Francisco Bay’s only “floating wine tasting room” are OK after their vessel hit a shoal near Alcatraz Island and started sinking Friday night. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. j.g. Josh Dykman says the 45-foot Neptune hit the shoal around 8:42 p.m. and started taking on water after the impact left a 1-foot gash in the side of the boat. The boat’s captain tried to get it back to Pier 39, where the boat is Login to read more

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