A 34-foot sailboat crashed into the rocks on the breakwall surrounding King Harbor late Thursday night and sank in the King Harbor entrance channel, according to a report from the United States Coast Guard and Vessel Assist.
Three people were aboard the boat; however, all three were able to safely scramble onto the breakwater, according to Vessel Assist. The boat received heavy damage.
The boat is submerged directly in front of the Portofino Hotel. It is considered a hazard to marine traffic as the mast and rigging are sticking out of the water.
As of 10 a.m., the boat had not been moved. Red buoys had been set up around the vessel to warn boaters.
It was not immediately clear who the boat belonged to.
The Redondo Beach Harbor Patrol did not return a call requesting more information by publication time.