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Navy boat crashes; 3 injured; Charleston fire boat also crashes

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A 34-foot navy vessel crashed into the jetties about four miles off shore near Charleston late Saturday night.

An official with the U.S. Navy confirms that all six people on board of the Navy boat were injured in the accident and taken to MUSC. Three were checked and released; three other crewmen are in the hospital now in what the Navy is calling stable condition.

The crew is from the Coastal Riverine Squadron 10 based out of Jacksonville, Florida. The six were on a routine training trip. According to a press release the Squadron conducts port and harbor security, high value asset protection, offensive combat operations and maritime security operations in rivers, harbors and coastal waterways.

The Coast Guard says the weather conditions Saturday night were calm. They said having to rescue a Naval vessel is something they hardly do.

"It's far more common for us to have rescues with recreational boaters that's primarily what we are dealing with; I wouldn't say it's terrible common," Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen said.

Despite the interesting rescue, Jorgensen said the Coast Guard is always prepared for missions no matter what the rescue entails.

"They are trained for situations like this to happen all of the time, so they just really react and respond and try to as quickly as possible get our resources out there to make sure people are brought to safety,"Officer Jorgensen said.

While on a mission to rescue the Naval vessel, the City of Charleston's Fire Rescue boat struck an unknown and unlit object in the water and began taking on water. Mike Julazadeh with the City of Charleston Fire Department said the boat was towed in shore by the North Charleston Fire boat as well as the Charleston County rescue boat.

Both of the investigations are on going as of Sunday night. Navy officials said they will not be releasing the identities of the crew due to privacy reasons.

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