Wednesday, July 22, 2009
A rough night for a popular Cleveland dining cruise could mean the cancellation of several upcoming events. The Nautica Queen slammed into a pier Monday night, injuring one passenger. The Coast Guard had concerns about the ship Monday morning, but the cruise went on and now there are questions about why.
An oil leak caused heavy smoke that knocked out the engines. While the boat was adrift, it hit the pier. One woman suffered bruised ribs after falling on the upper deck. The Nautica Queen is docked until it's repaired and gets clearance from the Coast Guard. There's a wedding scheduled this week on the Nautica Queen, but those plans are now up in the air, the general manager said.