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Aurora Explorer resumes normal service four days after Barentsburg dock crash; engine surge blamed for accident


A high-speed catamaran that crashed into the dock in Barentsburg on Sunday, injuring 37 people, resumed normal service Wednesday although the incident remains under investigation.

Barentsburg boat crash update (12:30 p.m. Monday): Catamaran hit dock at unusually high rate of speed; injury count raised to 37


A tour boat was going “at a significantly higher speed than usual” when it crashed into a dock in Barentsburg on Sunday, injuring 37 of the 125 people aboard, according to officials.