San Diego harbor cruise boat hits pier, injuring 7

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego harbor cruise boat hit a pier while docking, injuring seven people and causing significant damage to the bow of the vessel.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Capt. Joe Amador says three of those hurt about 1 p.m. Thursday were taken to hospitals.

The accident occurred at San Diego’s Embarcadero tourism area.

Amador says there was apparently a mechanical malfunction that prevented the 150-foot-long Adventure Hornblower from stopping in time as it was docking.

It’s not immediately known how many people were aboard the vessel.

A tugboat is working on pulling the vessel away from the pier.