Coast Guard assists 4 boaters after collision near Port Canaveral

A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium

USCG File Photo

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard assisted four boaters Sunday after a commercial fishing vessel and recreation boat collided 2 miles east of Port Canaveral.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watch standers received a call from a members aboard the 48-foot fishing vessel Joyce Marie at 3:30 p.m. stating its outrigger and a 25-foot boat collided. A Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat –Medium crew launched to assist and embarked two adults and two children from the 25-foot boat after it became disabled. The boaters were taken to Jetty Park where EMS was waiting.

Minor injuries were reported to an adult male.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.

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