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Ferry Collides with Yacht Near Commercial Wharf

Commercial Wharf and Yacht Haven – photo

A Boston Best Cruises ferry collided with a docked private yacht, the Water Ranch, on Thursday around 9am near Commercial Wharf’s Yacht Haven, according to a report.

A 65-foot ferry boat may have experienced a mechanical problem before it hit a private yacht as it attempted to dock this morning near 87 Commercial Wharf in Boston, officials said. One injury was reported.

The crash apparently jostled an unidentified woman who was standing on the dock, causing her to fall and suffer a minor knee injury, the Coast Guard said. She was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment, said Jetta Disco, a spokesperson for the US Coast Guard Boston office. “Both vessels received extensive damage to their hulls but are not taking on water,’’ Disco said.

Go to the report.