Empress of the North Must Relocate to Continue Repairs

The Alaska Cruise Ship Empress of the North must move south to continue repairs to the hull. The AP tells us:

The cruise ship Empress of the North must head south for repairs to the damage done when it hit a charted rock near Juneau earlier this month.

Its Southeast Alaska cruises already have been canceled through June 23.

The Ketchikan shipyard, where the sternwheeler has been in dry dock for the past week, has another obligation and cannot complete the work.

Spokeswoman Ann Marie Ricard did not have information on the extent of repairs or whether they will be made in British Columbia, Oregon or Washington state.

Read More of the story HERE and gCaptain’s previous “Empress of the North” posts HERE.