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Sailboat Sinks in King Harbor

The sunken vessel poses a hazard to marine traffic coming from the Portofino and King Harbor marinas.

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.

Alison Clay-Duboff April 06, 2013 at 08:17 PM
No one knew what I was talking about, good thing I'm up on local news!
Laura April 08, 2013 at 08:26 PM
I know who the bost belongs to.................. he is a great sailor, unfortunately shit happens
Laura Warstadt April 08, 2013 at 08:28 PM
Ah crap can't spell, thank god I dont sail
Thomas Labuz April 10, 2013 at 04:32 PM
I bet there was a discussion between who was right and who was wrong about how hard those rocks on the break wall are. I think they were harder than they looked.
Thomas Labuz April 10, 2013 at 04:54 PM
It wasn't a total loss. The dingy is still floating. They can still enjoy the water this summer.

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