City of Charleston

The fire boat before the accident.

$850,000 Charleston fire boat damaged, Navy boat sinks

The chain of events on Saturday night left a Navy boat to sink after hitting a Charleston Harbor jetty and a gash in an $850,000 Charleston fire boat after it struck a channel marker off of Sullivans' Island near Fort Moultrie.

The 36-foot fire boat, "Louis Behrens", was new to the department as of November 2012.

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