Coast Guard Investigates Ferry That Crashed at Ferry Building

By Keith Menconi, KCBS Radio

November 25, 2018
Golden Gate Ferry

(Photo credit: Carrie Hodousek/ KCBS Radio)


SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS RADIO) - While the Coast Guard investigates the cause of a ferry crash that injured two people on Friday afternoon, transit officials warn that commuters may feel a little pain from delays.

The M.S. San Francisco slammed into an outer berth and then the dock at San Francisco's Ferry Building while carrying 53 passengers between Marin County and the city.

"It was highly unusual. We haven't had this sort of situation before," said Golden Gate Ferry spokeswoman Priya Clemens. "We're trying to figure out why the ferry did not stop where it was supposed to."

As part of the investigation, the captain and crew underwent drug and alcohol tests, Golden Gate Ferry said in a statement. 

Delays for weekday riders are possible, said Clemens. The M.S. San Francisco is out of service, leaving the company with only six vessels in its active rotation. 

"Not having one will make it a little more difficult for us to meet our service demands," said Clemens.