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The investigation continues in a boat crash on the SF Ferry Building pier

Coast Guard officials and the port of San Francisco investigated the damage on Saturday to a Larkspur boat crashing into…

Coast Guard officials and the port of San Francisco investigated the damage on Saturday to a Larkspur boat crashing into a port at the San Francisco Ferry Terminal.

The blue-white striped ferry siped as it bobbed next to the bridge’s outer dock on Saturday afternoon while officials wearing light orange vests used a boat to get close, snapshots of gashes on the ferry’s prow.

Priya Clemens, a spokesman with the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and the Transportation District, said the boat was towed to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal on Saturday.

“It will be evaluated there for repair,” said Clemens.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Coast Guard officials release the survey results when completed.

Workers along the seafront crew served lively crowds on Friday afternoon when they saw the ferry to the dock around 2:30, says Cheryl McKeon, Head of Book Passage.

McKeon stood behind the counter when she saw the ferry approaching the bridge in the heavy rain. She usually loves to watch the ferries crossing the picturesque Bay Bridge, but she said something was different this time.

“I saw it coming in, and then it went parallel to the building, which seemed strange,” said McKeon. Saturday points out the window. “I said,” This is not right “and we rushed to the window, then we heard the crash.”

She said it resembled the scratching and crackling sound of a car crash. When McKeon ran out, the ferry had hit down posts and a fence at the edge of the bridge and boat passengers walked around the deck.

Michael Wilson, 63, served vegan monks at a kiosk inside the ferry Built when he saw the boat approaching the pier, moved faster than he had seen during his six years working in the building.

He quickly ran down the corridor and out onto the pier.

“I wanted to see if anyone was hurt,” said Wilson. “The boat was driven up on the dock. It was just creepy. “

A worker on the boat had a broken hip and a passenger had pain in the back, but no major injuries were reported.

Lauren Hernández is a staff writer in San Francisco Chronicle. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @LaurenPorFavor

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