Sightseeing vessel runs aground in Alaskan bay, 76 rescued

Seventy-six people were rescued on Sunday from a sightseeing vessel…

Seventy-six people were rescued on Sunday from a sightseeing vessel that ran aground in Alaska’s Glacier Bay and began filling with water, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

None of the passengers and crew members aboard the 79-foot (24.1-meter) Baranof Wind was seriously hurt, though some minor injuries were reported, Coast Guard Petty Officer David Mosley said.

Most of the passengers were safely transferred to a large Holland America cruise ship, the Vollendam, which was in the area and responded to the emergency, and two people were taken aboard a National Park Service vessel, the Coast Guard said.

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