Diving vessel Coral Princess capsized, 23 went into the water, Florida
USCG reported on Nov 22 the capsizing of the diving and sightseeing vessel Coral Princess of Hillsborough Inlet, Fla. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report of a dive vessel, Coral Princess, capsizing and 23 people were in the water at approximately 1 p.m. Nov 22. Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale smallboat crews were launched and arrived on scene where Broward County Sheriffs Office, commercial salvage and several good Samaritans had recovered all of the people from the water. Coast Guard and partner agencies transferred all 23 people to shore where EMS crews were waiting to transport four people with injuries to a local hospital. The cause of the capsizing is under investigation.
There was one diving vessel found, under the name Coral Princess: South Florida’s Catamaran Coral Princess Length: 45 ft Power: Twin 225 hp outboards Capacity: 35 divers or 49 passengers. http://www.southfloridadiving.com/boats/coral-princess.html. But it’s a catamaran, how did it manage to capsize? Maritime Bulletin http://www.odin.tc