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Sailboat Hits Main Street Bridge
The incident happened around noon on April 10th

Posted Apr. 16, 2014

 
Sailboat Hits Main Street Bridge
This is a screenshot of the First Coast News website which displays an image of the sailboat under the Main Street Bridge.


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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard Station Mayport crewmembers responded to a report of a sailing vessel that allided with the Main Street Bridge Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla., in the St. Johns River.

Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center were notified of the incident at approximately 12:06 p.m.

Station Mayport crewmembers were launched to respond at approximately 12:20 p.m. Jacksonville Fire Rescue crews were also on scene and helped tow the sailing vessel, Celer, to the boat landing at the River City Brewing Co. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission crews were also on scene.

The two mariners aboard the Celer did not report any injuries. No damage has been reported to the bridge and members from the Florida Department of Transportation were called to the scene to assess the bridge.

The vessel's mast was broken during the allision with the bridge.

 
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