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Old August 2nd, 2004, 09:41 AM
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Default Cruise ship aground

Has anyone heard of a cruise ship going aground in Alaska?
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Old August 2nd, 2004, 10:05 AM
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Clipper Odessey ran aground in the Aleutian Islands about 800 miles from Anchorge.
Spilled 5000 gallons of fuel and a small amount of waste water. Hit a rock going 5 knots. Passengers and non essential crew were taken off safely, ship was refloated with the tide . The ship has some serious damage.
Currents dispersed the spills before any cleanup could be done.
This is nowhere near usual shipping lanes for major cruise lines.
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Old August 2nd, 2004, 02:40 PM
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And remember... you heard it here first. ;-) Nice coverage, PapaBill.
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Old August 2nd, 2004, 08:03 PM
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Saw that in the paper today. Papa Bill beat me to it!


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