Passengers, pirates OK after boat hits bridge

By Barbara A. Besteni, Managing Editor, Local10.com, barb@local10.com
Published On: Aug 23 2013 05:13:44 PM EDT
Updated On: Aug 24 2013 04:27:50 PM EDT
Boat collision at Las Olas Bridge

Photo Credit: Levernd Ekendiz, City of Fort Lauderdale Dockmaster at the Las Olas Marina

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -

City officials say no one was injured after a boat collided with a bridge in Fort Lauderdale on Friday.

The 90-foot boat was closing in on the Las Olas Bridge at 12:45 p.m. before it collided with the bridge.

According to preliminary reports, the boat's gearbox failed, city spokesman Matt Little said.

There were eight people on board, along with two wooden pirates. There were no injuries, but Little said there was damage to the bow sprit and foresail.

The boat is reportedly a Turkish-built wooden ketch.

Gallery

Boat collision at Las Olas Bridge 4

PHOTOS: Boat collides with bridge

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus