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By Dan Rudy 

The World bypasses Petersburg


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

A courtesy shuttle heads back to The World, part luxury cruise liner and part condominium, which was anchored off Wrangell over the weekend. Its travels to Petersburg Monday night were delayed by a medical emergency, which forced the vessel to return briefly to Wrangell.

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...

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