- Associated Press - Friday, March 10, 2017

BALTIMORE (AP) - More than two dozen passengers on a midnight party cruise on a ship that crashed into a pier in Baltimore last summer are suing the vessel’s company.

The Baltimore Sun reports (https://bsun.md/2mJnpbZ) that 28 people have filed claims, ranging from $5,000 to $1 million, against Spirit Cruises LLC following the Aug. 28 crash.

Coast Guard investigators said about 400 people were aboard the Spirit of Baltimore when the ship’s captain dozed off and the vessel struck the pier at Henderson Wharf Marina.

Two passengers were hospitalized with chest and back pain. Court records show other passengers suffered injuries to their necks, backs and knees.

An attorney for Spirit Cruises declined to comment on the case. Officials say the captain was fired.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, https://www.baltimoresun.com

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