Holland America’s 1,916-passenger Westerdam sustained damage after striking a large piece of ice Wednesday while maneuvering through Alaska’s Yakutat Bay, south of Kluane National Park.
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“The hull was not breached and the ship continued on its published itinerary as planned,” Holland America said in a statement.
The ship was “maneuvering through ice during high winds,” the cruise line said, resulting in a “mild indentation in the hull.” The damage was about 15 feet below the waterline, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
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A Coast Guard official met the Westerdam when it arrived at port in Sitka, Alaska, and launched an investigation, which is ongoing, said spokesperson Lt. junior grade James Dooley.
The 936-foot ship left Seattle on a seven-day journey on May 7.
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