Navigation, communication were factors when cruise ship slammed into Sitka dock, report says

Sitka, AlaskaMiscommunication and an out-of-date navigational chart were both found to be factors when a Royal Caribbean cruise ship slammed into the dock at the Sitka Sound Cruise Terminal last summer.

The National Transportation Safety Board released a 14-page report on the incident late last month.

On the morning of May 9, 2022, the “Radiance of the Seas” was pulling into port in Sitka, when it struck a mooring dolphin.

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