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Vessels Collide; Nobody Hurt; Both Ships Make it to Port Under Own Power

August 6, 1985

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A 650-foot Korean cargo ship collided with a steel fishing boat about 20 miles off Malibu, denting the ship’s bow and damaging the smaller boat but causing no injuries, the Coast Guard said Tuesday.

Both vessels made it to port on their own power Tuesday.

Neither fisherman Paul Troutman nor his daughter were hurt in the accident shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday, and they docked the 52-foot Paula Ann at San Pedro Harbor, said Coast Guard Lt. Jim Kelly.

Crew members aboard the South Korea-registered Pan Liberty, on a voyage from California to the Orient, found a four-inch by eight-inch dent on the port bow about three feet above the waterline, he said.

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