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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its findings after the United States Coast Guard completed its investigations of a Celebrity cruise ship accident that occurred in Ketchikan, Alaska. On June 3rd, 2016, the Celebrity Infinity which is operated by Royal Caribbean and is flagged conveniently in the country of Malta slammed into Berth 3 in Ketchikan, Alaska. Fortunately, no passengers or crew were injured and no pollution occurred to the ports fragile ecosystem. The ship, however, sustained a 9-inch-diameter hole on the forward port side, about 12 feet above the waterline. And the dock suffered extensive property damage requiring repairs that cost $1.15 million.

 

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