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One dead as boat collides with US Coast Guard in Puerto Rico

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San Juan, Puerto Rico (AP) — One person was killed and another injured when a US Coast Guard cutter collided with a Puerto Rican fishing vessel on Monday, officials said.

The accident occurred in the early afternoon near the north coast town of Dorado, according to a US Coast Guard statement. The agency identified the dead fisherman as Carlos Rosario and said his brother Samuel Rosario was injured.

Officials said the two were on board her 23-foot (7-meter) commercial fishing vessel called the Desacata, while the U.S. Coast Guard said her 154-foot (47-meter) fast-response cutter was moving with

A thorough investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board is underway to determine the cause of the collision and how to prevent similar incidents in the future, said Captain Jose Diaz, commander of the San Juan Coast Guard. said to be inside.

"I am deeply saddened by the loss of Carlos Rosario," he said. "My deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones and I wish them strength during this most difficult time."