30 people injured after cruise ship crashes into wall
Published 19/06/2015 | 15:58
Thirty people have been injured, two seriously, after a cruise ship crashed into a wall while entering a lock in New York state.
The US Coast Guard said the 286ft Saint Laurent was heading from Montreal to Toronto along the St Lawrence Seaway when it hit a wall in the Eisenhower Lock in Massena, near the Canadian border.
There were 274 French passengers and crew aboard.
The Coast Guard said 27 passengers and three crew members were injured. Officials say all were taken to the Massena hospital, where most were treated and released.
Two people remain in hospital with serious injuries.
Officials say the water has been drained from the lock. Crews are assessing the damage before deciding how to remove the vessel.
The St Lawrence Seaway is a system of locks, canals and channels which allow ocean-going ships to reach the Great Lakes via the Atlantic.
The Saint Laurent is owned by Miami-based FleetPro, formerly International Shipping Partners.