SFPD's Marine Unit continues investigation after capsized boat pulled out of the Bay

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The boat that capsized over the weekend on the San Francisco Bay was pulled out of the water today by a salvage crew and is now moored at Pier 39. (KGO-TV)

The boat that capsized over the weekend on the San Francisco Bay was pulled out of the water on Thursday by a salvage crew and is now moored at Pier 39.

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The Port Wharfinger tells ABC7 News there were stacks and stacks of life jackets still in their packaging on the vessel, along with purses, wallets, and children's toys.

Video from Sky7 shows the boat that's called the Khaleesi being lifted out of the water. Then from the ground you could see it being towed from the Hyde Street Pier back to Pier 39.


San Francisco police say the U.S. Coast Guard has now determined there was no environmental impact from the incident that occurred Saturday.

In the meantime, SFPD's Marine Unit is still investigating the potential criminal side of this. That includes whether life jackets were worn, how many people were on the vessel, and whether there was any recklessness or negligence.


A Squid Boat Buyer, Jennifer Carroll, described seeing the boat lifted out of the water on Thursday.

"It was kind of cool watching them with the air bags and the tug and everything else pull it up," she said. It actually looks pretty good surprisingly we were all surprised there wasn't much damage, windows blown out. It looks pretty good."

Thirty people were on the boat, including 27 adults and three children. Some people were initially trapped under the boat's hull. Anyone taken to the hospital has since been released.
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