72 Rescued on Alaska Sightseeing Cruise

Only minor injuries reported as passengers taken to Bartlett Cove
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2012 3:38 AM CDT
Updated Aug 20, 2012 3:59 AM CDT
Glacier Bay, Alaska, was the site where a sightseeing boat hit a rock and began taking on water.   (johnb406)

(Newser) – Seventy-two sightseers in Glacier Bay were rescued yesterday after their boat struck a rock and began taking on water, reports AP. Only a few minor injuries were reported. The four-man crew remained on the leaking ship, but 70 passengers were transferred to another cruise ship and taken to Bartlett Cove. From there, another ship will take them to Juneau. Two other passengers were transferred to a National Park Service vessel. (Read more Alaska stories.)

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