17 hurt when cruise ship hits seaway lock wall in upstate NY

Authorities say a cruise ship with French passengers has crashed into a wall in a lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway in upstate New York, injuring 17 people. The U.S. Coast Guard says the Saint Laurent was headed from Montreal to Toronto when it hit a wall in the Eisenhower Lock in Massena, near the Canadian border, Thursday. There were 274 French passengers and crew aboard. St. Lawrence County emergency officials say none of the injuries are serious. Officials tell WWNY-TV in Watertown that all 17 were treated and released. Officials say the water has been drained from the lock, and the ship will remain there until it can be moved. The Saint Laurent is owned by International Shipping Partners. The crash remains under investigation.

via ynetnews.com

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