Capsized Boat off Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco Uprighted

A boat that capsized near Pier 45 in San Francisco, dumping 30 people into the bay, was uprighted on Thursday morning, as divers helped grab the yacht and bring it to the surface.

The 34-foot Silverton cabin cruiser named The Khalessi capsized on Saturday, and experts told NBC Bay Area it appeared as though there were simply too many people on board.

Experts said it looked as though the boat could carry only 15 people. At the time it sank it was carrying double that number.

The boat's owner, Ivan Smilianic, declined to comment when asked about the Khalessi being overloaded.

Everyone aboard the vessel is expected to survive, including a 4-year-old child who was plucked from the water and found to be unconscious. Authorities are still investigating the incident and have said it could have been much worse.

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