Sightseeing vessel runs aground in Alaskan bay, 76 rescued

Chicago Tribune
Seventy-six people were rescued on Sunday after a sightseeing vessel ran aground in Alaska’s Glacier Bay and began filling with water.None of the passengers and crew members aboard the 79-foot Baranof Wind was seriously hurt, though some minor injuries were reported. It was stabilized after the accident, and there were no immediate signs of spills or other pollution, Mosley said. The boat’s owner was arranging to tow the vessel into port, he said. The accident was reported to the Coast Guard a

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