70 Sightseers Rescued by a Holland America's cruise liner

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Volendam cruise ship of Holland America Line's rescued 70 stranded sightseers in Glacier Bay, Alaska.
While sailing to Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay, Alaska, Volendam cruise ship saved seventy people from a disabled sightseeing vessel, having responded to a distress call from the seventy-nine-foot sightseeing ship Baranof Wind, that collided in a rock near Russell Island in Glacier Bay disabling its orientation and traction and causing the vessel to take on water.
The cruise liner lowered a tender, that gathered sixty-nine of the people and 1 Glacier Bay park ranger and returned to Volendam cruise ship, where the sightseers were cleared through security, given a safety briefing and then ensured a meal. Volendam cruise vessel continued on to Margerie Glacier following the rescue operation.
Volendam met with an Allen Marine vessel later to shift the saved sightseers back to Bartlett Cove, where their excursion started. The vessel contiued on to its next port call at Ketchikan, where it was scheduled to arrive.
The U.S. Coast Guard thanked the crew members of Volendam cruise ship for their quick response to the emergency action.