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    Default Empress of the North in Trouble

    It's being reported on MSNBC as breaking news that the Empress has run aground in Alaska very early this morning and passengers are now being evacuated. The news brief states the boat is listing but there is no word on what damage the boat sustained. It sounds like the boat struck submerged rocks. No passengers were injured...
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    CNN reports that she's sinking, but that may just be media hype -

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    And some more

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,272033,00.html

    http://www.wesh.com/news/13312950/detail.html

    And read cruisecritic.com

    http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=102

    According to the post there the Empress of the Seas is already sinking :-).

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    And here´s the original AP story

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...MPLATE=DEFAULT

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    Just watched a video interview on MSNBC, a telephone interview with a Coast Guard officier at the scene. According to the Coast Guard the abandon ship order has been given and passengers and crew are in the process of being evacuated. The boat IS taking on water and the list has increased to what was reported as 8 degrees.

    Doesn't sound too good...

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    Bay area news reported, "In the process of sinking" and mentioned first priority is taking care of the passengers, then mitigating any enviromental damage the sinking might cause. Majestic was mentioned as the owner too!
    Hmm, maybe having your name plastered on your boats isn't a good idea? This was at 6:31 am.
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    Default Empress relocated to Ketchikan for repairs

    According to MAL´s press release the Empress has relocated to Ketchikan for permanent repairs

    http://www.majesticamericaline.com/c...INAL%20(2).pdf

    Also check Kinyradio.com with todays Juneau news

    http://www.kinyradio.com/juneaunews/...neau_news.html

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