Ferry crash costs Ocean Beauty


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 7, 2012

One of Alaska’s largest state ferries plowed into a seafood processing plant's dock on Monday, causing significant damage, officials said. The 408-foot Matanuska hit the dock belonging to Ocean Beauty, said Jeremy Woodrow, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Transportation.

The Petersburg Pilot reported the face of the Ocean Beauty cement dock was heavily damaged, dock pilings were broken and a crane was damaged. Even the second floor of the idled processing plant was damaged, with walls and outer walkways partially demolished. The Matanuska shows possible dents and scrapes to its bow.

“It wasn’t a glancing blow. It pretty much was a head-on hit,” Glorianne Wollen, the harbormaster in Petersburg, told The Pilot.

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