Empress of the North rescue picture released by US Coast Guard

Monday, 14 May 2007

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The US Coast Guard has released a picture of passengers from the Cruise Ship Empress of the North being taken off the vessel onto the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty and volunteer civilian vessels after  running aground at 2:00 a.m. today. 

The Liberty took on 130 of the 248 passengers before offloading them onto the passenger vessel Columbia, which is transporting them back to the city of Juneau.

(Official Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Chris Caskey)

More photos of the Empress of the North – in more pleasant circumstances - are in the Liners & Cruise Chips album of the BYM Photo Gallery. You can browse the album or use the search facility

Jo Cowley

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 May 2007 )