VIDEO: 150-foot yacht smashes into pier

Posted at 8:27 AM, Apr 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 08:59:48-04

(KNSD/NBC)  Seven people were injured Thursday when a harbor cruise boat hit a pier while docking in San Diego.

The incident happened aboard a 150-foot yacht in the Embarcadero area.

The bow of the vessel was badly damaged.  A mechanical malfunction is blamed for the crash.

After the accident, the 140 passengers had to stay on board until a tugboat pulled the boat away from the pier to position it so people could disembark

The 22-year-old three-deck ship offers bay dinner cruises, sightseeing tours and ocean whale-watching outings.

Courtesy: KNSD via NBC News Channel