Vallejo Baylink Ferry Dock Collision San Francisco – On May 6, 2006, The Baylink Ferry Peralta, carrying 138 passengers rammed into a dock in a tourist area of San Francisco. The boat had just left Pier 41 and was heading to Vallejo when it apparently lost control of its steering and veered into the wood pilings of nearby Pier 43.
There were initial reports of 12 people injured, 9 were taken to hospitals, with only minor injuries, when the ferry crashed into Pier 43 in the city’s Fisherman’s Wharf district.
The accident happened around 4:20 p.m., according to a San Francisco Fire Department dispatcher.
“There was a mechanical problem when they were backing out,” said Assistant Fire Chief Jim Barden.
Baylink Ferry is owned by Vallejo Ferry. The Service is provided by three high-speed catamaran ferry vessels which seat 300 passengers each.
The crash is under investigation.
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