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Cruise Ship Rescue Off the Coast of Alaska

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We're getting a first look at the rescue effort underway off the coast of Alaska.  A cruise ship hit a reef and started taking on water.  Passengers were forced to abandon the ship 57 miles off the coast of Juneau.  The Coast Guard and several other boats in the area rushed to the scene to help rescue the 248 passengers.  They were all able to evacuate the ship safely. 33 crew members remain on board and are trying to street the ship to shore. This is not the first incident with the cruise ship. Reports say it has hit things or run aground four times since it's christening in 2003, including a sandbar on the Columbia River last year.

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