Fishing boat, yacht collide off Rhode Island

Authorities are investigating after a 100-foot fishing excursion boat and a 70-foot yacht collided on Block Island Sound off Rhode Island.

A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman tells The Providence Journal ( ) that both boats were damaged above the water line on Monday.

The fishing boat came out of the Narragansett port of Galilee and the yacht was sailing out of Newport. Neither took on water and both were able to return to port.

The owners of the fishing boat say that it was carrying 36 passengers, with 3 crew and 2 crew members who were fishing on their day off.

Petty Officer Andrew Barresi says the collision is under investigation. No injuries were reported.


Information from: The Providence Journal,