Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Cruise ship with 51 people on board grounds in Alaska

In this photo provided by the National Park Service, the cruise ship the Spirit of Glacier Bay, is shown after it ran aground in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

A cruise ship with 51 people on board ran aground and was stuck for about nine hours in Alaska. The ship was eventually towed to safety and a National Park Service vessel was transferring passengers and crew members to a nearby port before they were taken to Juneau, a US Coast Guard spokesman said. A spokesman for Cruise West, which owns the ship, said the company was trying to get passengers to the Juneau airport. - smh