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Boat carrying Zulu Royalty hits the Algiers dock

Posted at 5:12 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 19:09:19-05

The Coast Guard boat carrying the King and Queen of Zulu collided with part of the Algiers Ferry dock this afternoon, WGNO reports.

The Zulu royalty were on the boat as part of a longstanding Carnival tradition that sees the Zulu King and Queen disembark at Spanish Plaza on Lundi Gras, WGNO reports.

Witnesses said the Coast Guard ship was slowly pulling in to dock when chaos broke out; police and Coast Guard members could be seen running toward the collision site, WGNO reports.

It didn’t appear that anyone on board was injured, but the boat was left with a visible dent where it collided with the dock structure, WGNO reports.

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Video of the crash can be seen here: