The World bypasses Petersburg
July 27, 2017
WRANGELL – Wrapping up a visit to Wrangell over the weekend, cruise ship The World was on its way to Petersburg late Monday when a medical emergency took precedence.
Wrangell Fire Chief Tim Buness received a call from the local emergency dispatcher at around 8:15 p.m., relaying that the vessel required assistance. He contacted the United States Coast Guard about the situation.
At 644 feet, The World is the largest private residential ship on earth. During its several-day stay in Wrangell it remained anchored offshore, with passengers conveyed to and from dockside facilities by a smaller...