Cruise Boats Mysteriously Sent Adrift in Duluth Harbor
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) _ Police have arrested a man suspected of unmooring two
large cruise boats and setting them adrift in the Duluth harbor.
Deputy Police Chief Nick Lukovsky says charges are pending against the
47-year-old Excelsior man. He says the suspect acted alone in the incident,
which was caught on security video.
Harbor officials found the 100-ton Vista Star and 60-ton Vista Queen tour boats
drifting unmanned early Thursday.
The vessels' owner, Justin Steinbach of Vista Fleet, says unmooring the huge
boats is a complicated and technical task. He was first baffled as to how and
why it happened, but the company now says the suspect is a boat mechanic.
The Vista Queen came within 20 feet of colliding with a 1,000-foot Canadian
The vessels were not damaged and nobody was injured.