KETCHIKAN -- Two boats were swamped with water and a float dock was damaged by the wake of a cruise ship using more power in high winds to maneuver into Ketchikan's Casey Moran Harbor. The Ketchikan Daily News reported wind gusts of more than 30 mph early Tuesday prompted the 951-foot Sapphire Princess to increase power.
Port and harbor officials said a 20-foot boat was swamped with water, and the float it was attached to was damaged. Another metal skiff on another float was also swamped.
Divers were expected to inspect the float Wednesday.
Princess Cruises arranged for the submerged boats to be refloated.
The windy conditions Tuesday led the Holland America Line to cancel the Ketchikan port call of its ship Zaandam.