Thursday September 24, 2020
SNc Channels:

Search
About Salem-News.com

 

May-14-2007 15:15printcomments

Damaged Alaskan Cruise Ship has Troubled Past

Empress of the North also ran aground in March 2006 on the Columbia River, 20 miles east of Portland, Oregon, with 260 passengers and crew aboard.

cruise ship photo
Passengers of the Cruise Ship Empress of the North on the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty. All 248 passengers were offloaded from the cruise ship uninjured and were transported back to Juneau.
Photo: Petty Officer Chris Caskey

(JUNEAU, Alaska) - The Ambassadors International Inc. cruise ship that ran into trouble today off the coast of Alaska, forcing passengers and crew to evacuate, has had troubles before.

The 360-foot ship hit a rock and began taking on water about 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the coast of Juneau in 3-foot seas.

Forty workers and 208 passengers were shuttled back to Juneau with the help of a U.S. Coast Guard cutter and other vessels, including a state ferry.

The Empress of the North is now en route to Juneau with 33 crew members.

The ship ran aground near Juneau, safely evacuating its passengers Monday morning. They were shuttled back to Juneau with the help of a U.S. Coast Guard cutter and other vessels, including a state ferry.

The sternwheeler-style cruise ship operates in the spring and fall on the Columbia and Snake rivers out of Portland.

For 20 weeks in the summer it cruises out of Juneau.

Empress of the North also ran aground in March 2006 on the Columbia River, 20 miles east of Portland, Oregon, with 260 passengers and crew aboard.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated the ship in March after 26 passengers and seven crew members complained of vomiting and diarrhea.

The ship had failed a CDC health inspection in February when it was cited for poor hygienic practices such as hand-washing violations as well as improper storage of food items.




Comments Leave a comment on this story.
Name:

All comments and messages are approved by people and self promotional links or unacceptable comments are denied.


[Return to Top]
©2020 Salem-News.com. All opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Salem-News.com.


Articles for May 13, 2007 | Articles for May 14, 2007 | Articles for May 15, 2007
Annual Hemp Festival & Event Calendar

googlec507860f6901db00.html

Your customers are looking: Advertise on Salem-News.com!

Special Section: Truth telling news about marijuana related issues and events.