Cruise Ship Runs Aground off the Coast of Indonesia

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  • A cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Indonesia over the weekend.
  • The ship collided with an underwater coral structure, and was unable to free itself.
  • The ship’s passengers had to be evacuated due to the incident.

A cruise ship ran aground over the weekend, resulting in the evacuation of everyone aboard.

The 295 foot MV Caledonian Sky ran aground off the coast of Indonesia, in the area of Rajat Ampat. The ship was reportedly stuck for some time in a coral reef which it had struck, necessitating an evacuation of the ship’s passengers.

The ship had 102 passengers aboard at the time of the incident, including two U.S. citizens.

The most serious recent incident of a cruise ship running aground was the 2012 capsizing of the Costa Concordia, after it struck rocks off the coast of Italy. The Concordia disaster cost 32 lives including two U.S. citizens.