Boat crash at Hervey Bay marina

A WOMAN was injured and a skipper charged with drink-driving after a boat crash at the Hervey Bay marina on Saturday.

Water police attended the scene about 6am and discovered that the 50-foot fishing charter boat Hellenic Pride had collided with a whale watching boat.

Senior Constable Marty Webb of the water police said the male skipper and his female passenger were the only occupants of the boat and no one was on the whale boat, which was moored at the time.

The woman was taken to hospital following the crash but the extent of her injuries was not known.

The 28-year-old skipper, a Urangan man, was charged after he returned a 0.089 blood alcohol reading.

It is understood he was trying to moor the cabin cruiser when it struck the whale boat.

Both vessels were damaged but the damage to Hellenic Pride was more extensive, Snr Const Webb said.

The incident is still being investigated and further charges may be laid.



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