Passengers, crew evacuated after Alaska tour boat grounds


(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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By Professional Mariner Staff