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Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 41 passengers from aground vessel near Berkeley Marina

SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard and partner agency crews responded to a vessel aground with 43 people aboard near the Berkeley Marina.

The crew of Osprey, a 52-foot passenger vessel, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 2:30 p.m., reporting they had run aground in the vicinity of the Berkeley Marina and were in need of assistance.

The Coast Guard arrived on scene along with crews from Berkeley Fire Department and Vessel Assist. The crews evacuated 41 passengers and transferred them to the Berkeley Marina. Two Osprey crew members remained aboard with Coast Guard investigators.

Two passengers reported injuries and were transferred to Berkeley Fire Department EMS.

There are no reports of pollution. The cause of the grounding is under investigation.

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