Footage: Skagway Rock Slide Hits Cruise Ship Dock


A small-but-noisy rockslide occurred on Railroad Dock in Skagway on Wednesday at about 5 pm. There were no injuries reported. The slide is located at what is called the north slide area, the same area where a slide occurred June 23.

Passengers from the Norwegian Encore were being tendered back to their ship in small boats that provided by Holland America’s Noordam, which was also in port. Other ships in port today were the Majestic Princess and Radiance of the Sea.

The security booth at the dock was said to be struck by rocks. The area remains unstable, but ships have been moved away from the rockslide path. Contracted geotechnical engineers recently compiled a report showing that the risk of slides continues at the site.

Skagway is the busiest cruise ship port in Alaska.

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Source: Mustreadalaska


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