Alaska Cruise Ship Captain Found Dead in Stateroom

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According to authorities in Alaska the captain of a small cruise ship, which was sailing in the state, was found dead in his stateroom on Monday morning.


Authorities say that crew members found the body of 47-year-old Kenneth Adams in his cabin aboard Alaskan Dream Cruises’ cruise ship the Admiralty Dream. At the time of the discovery the ship was passing through Chatham Strait sailing toward Pavlof Harbor. Crew members attempted to resuscitate Adams, but to no avail. Authorities have indicated that they do not believe the captain’s death to be suspicious and do not suspect foul play.
As a result of the captain’s death the ship diverted from its original itinerary in order to meet state troopers in the town of Angoon. There, passengers were boarded onto another ship in order to allow the police time to investigate. Crew members were reportedly provided grief counselors in order to help them deal with the tragedy of having lost a coworker so suddenly.
The Admiralty Dream is a 143-foot ship which carries up to 58 passengers and 20 crew. The ship specializes in excursions, and according to the company’s web site is used to tour wilderness islands in Southeast Alaska.
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