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Passengers barely felt impact of crash into Ocean Beauty dock


Passengers of the M/V Matanuska said they barely felt the impact when the ferry crashed into Ocean Beauty Seafoods on Monday.

None of the 60 passengers aboard the M/V Matanuska were injured when the incident occurred around 1 p.m.

According to Petersburg resident John Bringhurst, who was a passenger at the time, the impact was barely felt from the observation deck where he was standing.

“I was a little distracted. I was talking to my wife,” Bringhurst said as the M/V Matanuska began a 360-degree turn. “Then my wife said, 'John, what is he doing?'”

“It looked like we were docking...

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