Adventure Hornblower Collision March 31, 2016 – Adventure Hornblower Collided with Embarcadero in San Diego California – On Thursday, March 31, 2016 Hornblower Cruises’ Adventure Hornblower was involved in a collision in at the Embarcadero in San Diego, California with 139 passengers and five crew members aboard.
People walking along the Embarcadero could see the Adventure Hornblower was coming in fast and suddenly heard five blasts of the horn before the ship crashed into the dock.
Three passengers were taken to hospitals with traumatic injuries, according to a tweet from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Four others were treated at the scene and released.
San Diego Fire Captain Joe Amador said crew members told him that the ship’s propulsion system malfunctioned, resulting in the cruise ship ramming into the concrete wall at the Embarcadero.
Adventure Hornblower is a 150-foot cruise ship with a capacity of 550 guests, offering daily sightseeing trips around San Diego harbor, including whale and dolphin-watching trips, sea lion viewing expeditions and dinner cruises.