November 25, 2018

Statement on Golden Gate Ferry Collision at San Francisco Ferry Building

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Friday, November 23, the M.S. San Francisco collided with the outer berth of the Golden Gate San Francisco Ferry Terminal and then struck the dock adjacent to the San Francisco Ferry Building.

The vessel was carrying 53 passengers at the time of the collision. Two passengers reported minor injuries but medical attention was not necessary. The full extent of the damage to the vessel and dock is still being determined.

The cause of the accident is currently unknown and an investigation is underway. Per agency protocol, the vessel captain and crew are undergoing drug and alcohol testing in addition to a full debriefing.

"We're glad no one was seriously injured," said Priya Clemens, spokesperson for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. "We are investigating the cause of the accident closely."

There are no service delays, but the M.S. San Francisco is out of service, and it is unknown when the vessel will return to service.