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2016 June 6 10:32

USCG investigating cruise ship allision in Ketchikan, Alaska

The Coast Guard is investigating the allision of the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity with a pier in Ketchikan, Alaska, Friday. Coast Guard investigators from Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan were called to the scene after the Celebrity Infinity allided with the #3 berth at the Ketchikan cruise ship dock, the USCG said in its news release.

Watchstanders at the Sector Juneau command center were alerted of the accident by the ship's pilot Friday afternoon.  No injuries or pollution were reported as a result of the allision.

"The Coast Guard is grateful no one was injured as a result of this accident," said Lt. Dianna Robinson, command duty officer at Sector Juneau.  "Our personnel are working to determine the cause of this accident and will work with local partners to ensure the continued safety of those using the cruise ship docks."

Weather on scene was reported to be gusting at 45-miles per hour.