The department said more than 20 people were taken to local hospitals “including Sharp Memorial, Palomar Medical Center West, Alvarado, UCSD Medical Center (Hillcrest), Grossmont Hospital, Kaiser Clairemont Mesa, Kaiser Zion and Paradise Valley Hospital.”
Munoz said most people taken to hospitals were “non-urgent”, but three people were considered “in a” somewhat to very urgent “condition.
Initially, Munoz said firefighters were informed by units at the scene that there were 22 people on the ship.
The SDFD tweet said federal agencies are still looking for water “in ships and airplanes.”
The Fire Rescue Service said several federal agencies were helping resolve the incident.
On the incident page, the department said that “SDFD firefighters and rescuers, as well as federal firefighters, the US Coast Guard and other local agencies worked together on this incident.”
Air support from U.S. Customs and Border Protection is also helping with the rescue, according to the SDFD Incidents page.
San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria tweeted for “San Diegans to keep the boat passengers in your prayers.”