The small cruise ship Alaskan Dream ran aground Saturday morning, June 30, north of Sitka (Baranof Island, Alaska).
All passengers and crew were transported to a Samaritan ship. No injuries were reported.
The 32-meter (105-foot) Alaskan Dream, which is operated by Alaskan Dream Cruises, went aground on a very shallow beach in Olga Strait, around 12 miles northeast of Sitka, the U.S. Coast Guard announced.
Allen Marine tour ship St Eugene came to the aid of Alaskan Dream, taking the 43 passengers and 10 crew, who were all transferred to Allen Marine’s dock, Jamestown Bay.
Coast Guard cutter Anacapa stood by while all passengers were transferred and remained on station through the turn of tide to make sure there were no stability problems with Alaskan Dream as the ship was refloated.
For other Alaskan Dream accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.