VIDEO: Whale-watching ship crashes into pier as onlookers run

SAN DIEGO, California (KXAN) – A tourist’s video posted on YouTube shows the panic-filled moments before a whale-watching ship slammed into a dock at San Diego’s Embarcadero.

“Park it anywhere,” a person shouts to laughter. A moment later, his tune changed: “I wouldn’t stand in front of it, guys!”

As the crowd runs, the Adventure Hornblower makes good on its name as the captain blows the horn. An elderly woman required extra assistance getting out of the ship’s path moments before the crash.

According to the Los Angeles Times, seven people on the boat were injured. 144 were on board. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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