National News

Cruise ship hits dock in Quebec City; 12 hurt

By The Canadian Press

QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Twelve people suffered various injuries Monday afternoon when a cruise ship slammed into a pier during berthing at Quebec City.

Quebec ambulance officials say a few of the injured from the ”Louis Joliett” were transported to hospital but none of the injuries are life-threatening.

It’s not yet known if there was a mechanical problem

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it is sending a team of investigators to the scene to find out what happened.

The ship was carrying about 60 people at the time of the incident.

The website for the ship’s owner, Croisieres AML, shows the ‘‘Louis Joliett‘‘ is 51.6 metres long and has a capacity of 1,000 passengers. The company says it has 21 boats operating in 10 Quebec ports.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Gonzalo gives Newfoundland glancing blow
 
Diverse group of panelists discuss potential pros and cons of LNG in Prince Rupert
 
Heart of Our City: Jasper Nolos gets reacquainted with home
Kist resigns as Pacific NorthWest LNG president; Progress Energy CEO acting president
 
Debate night in Castlegar
 
Race for Rossland Mayor is on
Trial into fatal crash unfolds
 
Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
 
Diana Scott running for city council

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.