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13 People Injured and Transported to Hospital After Tourist Boats Collide Near PortMiami

Over 30 Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units rushed to the scene at Fishermans Channel at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Sunday

<p>NBC6</p> Image of the damaged Thriller boat after the collision on Sunday.

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Image of the damaged Thriller boat after the collision on Sunday.
  • Two tourist boats were involved in a crash near PortMiami on Sunday.

  • Miami-Dade Fire Rescue confirmed that 13 people were injured and taken to the hospital.

  • Over 30 units were sent to the scene at Fishermans Channel to assist with the collision. 

Two tourist boats collided near PortMiami on Sunday, leaving more than a dozen people injured.

More than 30 Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) units were called to Fishermans Channel in Miami, Fla. at approximately 3:15 p.m. to assist with the accident, MDFR confirmed to PEOPLE.

A total of 13 passengers were injured and transported to a local hospital, while the remaining passengers were released on scene after being evaluated by rescue units. MDFR does not have any additional information on the current state of the injured passengers at this time.

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<p>Miami-Dade Fire Rescue</p> Image of a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue truck.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

Image of a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue truck.

Due to the severity of the crash, the City of Miami Fire, U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) also responded to the call.

According to NBC 6 South Florida, U.S. Coast Guard officials said that the Obelix and the Thriller boats were involved in the collision. The Thriller’s official website states that the speedboat is meant to take tourists on the “ultimate sightseeing experience” around Miami and can reach up to 40 mph.

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Per NBC 6, U.S. Coast Guard officials confirmed that no passengers aboard the Obelix were injured. They also stated that the boat was “operating as an illegal charter vessel” and the cause of the crash is currently being investigated.

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Additionally, a vessel inspection requirement was issued for the Thriller and must be completed before they can operate again, the outlet states.

The U.S. Coast Guard has not yet responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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