By Maria TsvangiraiAssociated PressAssociated PressAlaska cruise line says it will resume passenger service after a magnitude-7.7 earthquake in the western U.S.
A cruise ship is seen off the coast of Alaska on June 2, 2020.
The Alaska cruise line said Thursday that it will reopen to passengers after a strong earthquake struck off the state’s east coast in the early hours of June 2.
“After a strong aftershock, we’re ready to resume operations and look forward to providing guests with a safe and comfortable environment,” Alaska Cruise Line spokesman Dan Schiller said in a statement.
He said passengers will be able to board a ship from June 4 through June 7.
The company said its cruise ships would depart the Alaska coast and the northern tip of Alaska beginning July 8.
Schiller said there was no immediate word on the cause of the quake.
He did not specify the magnitude, but Alaska has been on a string of earthquakes that have struck the western part of the country in recent years.