US Coast Guard boats collide off Falmouth

Photo: US Coast Guard

Four crew members sustained injuries following the collision of two US Coast Guard tactical boats off Falmouth. 

The incident occurred on September 5 at around 1:30 p.m. local time, the USCG said.

The 29-foot tactical boat crews were involved in maneuvers and training when they collided in Buzzards Bay.

Both boats returned to Station Woods Hole under their own power to meet with Falmouth Emergency Medical Services, who transported the injured to a local hospital for evaluation.

Their injuries were reported as non-life threatening.

The cause of the incident is under investigation, according to the coast guard.

As part of the US Coast Guard’s Deployable Specialized Forces, MSST Cape Cod is designed to safeguard the public and protect vessels, harbors, ports, facilities and cargo.

MSST Cape Cod consists of 51 service members employing six 29-foot response boats, a remote operated vehicle and additional law enforcement equipment.

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