By Mark Sabbatini
Juneau Empire 

Engine fire knocks small tour boat out of service


An engine room fire on a small cruise ship in Glacier Bay on June 5 resulted in nearly 70 passengers and crew being transferred to a much larger cruise ship nearby, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and the disabled boat’s owner.

No significant injuries or environmental impact were reported.

The engine fire occurred at 7:23 a.m. on the 178-foot Wilderness Discoverer, according to a press release by UnCruise Adventures, which owns and operates the vessel. The boat has capacity for 76 guests, plus crew.

“We are relieved to confirm that there have been no injuries resulting from the fire,” said C...

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