Passengers, crew evacuated after Alaska tour boat groundsJul 3, 2018 08:41 AM
The 104-foot vessel struck a shoal 12 miles northeast of Sitka
Courtesy Greg Cushing
The Hanson Maritime Co. tug Salvation, left, assists the grounded Alaskan Dream. Southeast Alaska Lighterage (SEAL) and Hanson Maritime were hired by the vessel's owners for salvage services. Alaskan Dream was able to refloat on its own.
(SITKA, Alaska) — All passengers and crew were safely evacuated after the small cruise ship Alaskan Dream ran aground near Sitka on Saturday morning, KCAW reported.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the 104-foot ship went aground on a shoal in the Olga Strait about 12 miles northeast of Sitka. The vessel is operated by Sitka-based Alaskan Dream Cruises.
The Allen Marine tour boat St. Eugene came to the aid of grounded vessel, embarking its 43 passengers and 10 crew. All were transferred to Allen Marine’s dock in Jamestown Bay. No injuries or pollution were reported.
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