Holland America’s ms Westerdam was involved in a collision with an iceberg on Tuesday, while scenic cruising through Yakutat Bay – location of the monumental Hubbard Glacier (the longest tidewater glacier in all of North America).
According to the US Coast Guard’s press release, there was damage to the ship approximately 15 feet below the waterline. However, it didn’t effect the structure of the ship and everyone is reportedly okay – no injuries.
Based on KPU Ketchikan Webcam, by all appearances, ms Westerdam is fine.
I must also correct myself, the ship was involved in an “allision”, the actual nautical term to describe a collision. You learn something new everyday!Matthew Vaughan Cruise & Travel Specialist t: 604.737.8100 –ext. 116 | t: 1.800.565.2784 | f: 604.737.1672 e: Matthew@CruiseExpertsTravel.com ————————————————- My Office hours: M-Tu 7:15-3:45 W 7:30-4 Th 8-4:30 F 9-5:30 (PST)