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Holland America Cruise Ship Rescues 70 Tourists In Alaska

08/20/2012 01:45 pm 13:45:00 | Updated Aug 23, 2012

The Baranof Wind, believed to have been in the course of an eight-hour tour, struck a rock in Glacier Bay around 11 a.m. and began taking on water, according to The Daily Mail.

A spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard told Alaska Dispatch that the rescue operation involved a National Park Service boat, a Coast Guard Cutter and helicopter, and some Good Samaritans. 70 of the passengers were transferred to the Volendam, two went aboard a Park Service boat, and four crew members stayed behind with the Baranof Wind.

According to Reuters, the "boat was stabilized after the accident, and there were no immediate signs of spills or other pollution."

CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this story, the name of the ship that rescued 70 tourists was misspelled. It is the Volendam.

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