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Coast Guard Responds to Cruise Ship Grounding
The Empress of the North struck Rocky Island while navigating a 90-degree turn to starboard about 50 nautical miles from Juneau, Alaska in Icy Strait. She began taking on water, forcing all 248 passengers to abandon ship. Reports that the vessel either grounded on Hanus Reef, several miles away, or later drifted there were in error.