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Collision in Chatham Strait Under Investigation by Coast Guard

The Spirit of Yorktown, a 257-foot cruise vessel, crashed into a much smaller fishing vessel, the Adirondack, on June 25 in Chatham Strait in southeast Alaska. This is the Spirit of Yorktown’s second mishap in two years, the first occurring when the boat ran aground in Washington State last year. The collision is under investigation by the Coast Guard.

No one was injured in the collision, but Adirondack’s steering was disabled and the fishing vessel had to be towed to port. The vessel also sustained damage to its right side and top house. The Spirit of Yorktown reported no damage.

The owner of Adirondack hoped to have his vessel – his livelihood – back on the water within a week of the collision.

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