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Boat collision in Port of Montreal sparks search


A pleasure boat collided with a ship docked in the Port of Montreal Tuesday night, sparking a search led by the Canadian Coast Guard.

Pascale Fortin, a communications officer for the Coast Guard, said they received a call Tuesday night around 10 p.m. from a witness who thought someone might have fallen into the water as a result of the collision.

Police expanded on that Wednesday morning, saying a crew member on the docked ship thought he saw one or two people fall from the pleasure boat into the water after the collision.

The report led to a search Tuesday night by Coast Guard boats and members of the Montreal and Longueuil fire departments.

A provincial police helicopter and an armed forces helicopter and Hercules plane also took part in the search, which came up empty.

Fortin said Coast Guard rescue boats will resume the search today assisted by a helicopter.

Montreal police say no one has been reported missing and it's not clear if someone actually fell in the water.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/boat-collision-sparks-search-port-montreal-1.3696665

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If it's not clear whether someone fell overboard from the pleasure boat, have they not checked the boarding list yet against who was present and not? Odd.

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If it's not clear whether someone fell overboard from the pleasure boat, have they not checked the boarding list yet against who was present and not? Odd.

SAP, A Pleasure boat would not be required to have such a manifest.
Unless they are able to detemine who owns the boat and how it was under power they would have great difficulty determining such.

Say I owned the boat but it was stolen from the Marina, a person or person could have put it under power and bailed out of it into another boat leaving it to barrel into the commercial boat.

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Thanks for the explanation, GSAR_Mbr. By pleasure boat I was thinking one of those large liners with thousands of people. There is probably more to this ... apparently whoever was in position to steer did not estimate speed and distance that well. Could be a stolen boat with joyriders.

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Montreal police resume search for person believed to have fallen into St. Lawrence


Police are resuming their search for a person believed to have fallen into the St. Lawrence River after a speedboat hit a docked cargo ship in the Port of Montreal and sank Tuesday night.

Debris and a life jacket were found during an intensive search Wednesday led by the Canadian Coast Guard and Montreal police divers will return to the spot where they were found today.

A witness told police he thought he saw one or two people fall from the speedboat into the water.

The front of the boat was heavily damaged in the crash and the vessel sank.

Police said Thursday they are also looking into a report of a missing person who owns a boat.

Armed forces personnel and Montreal and provincial police were also involved in the search, which covered an area as far as Varennes to the east of Montreal.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/police-search-port-of-montreal-for-boater-1.3698476

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