Zulu boat crashes into cement barrier Monday afternoon

The boat carrying the King and Queen of Zulu and krewe members crashed into the landing gate in Algiers Monday (March 4).

The boat carrying the King and Queen of Zulu and krewe members crashed into the landing gate in Algiers Monday (March 4).

The boat carrying the King and Queen of Zulu and krewe members crashed into the landing gate Monday (March 4). No one was injured.

They were aboard a U.S. Coast Guard cutter that sounded its emergency horn as officers forced everyone back from the side of the rail. The boat’s right side then crashed into a cement barrier. The king, queen and the krewe were able to exit the boat and continue onto Woldenberg Park.

The parade rolls Uptown at 8:00 a.m. Mardi Gras day. King Zulu George V. Rainey selected granddaughter Kailyn Lilly Rainey, a 19-year-old Louisiana State University sophomore, as the 2019 Queen of Zulu.

Photographer David Grunfeld contributed to this report.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported that the boat hit a landing in Algiers. It struck a landing on the east bank.