Skagway’s busiest cruise ship dock at risk of catastrophic rockslide, study says

A new report compiled by geotechnical engineers shows that Skagway’s busiest cruise ship dock is at significant risk for rockslides impacting the dock, moored ships, cruise ship passengers and workers.

Of one slide area, the report warns of “significant risk associated with complete failure” with catastrophic results, including “risks to life and property.”

The study’s authors go on to say that the slope’s movement is speeding up, suggesting that “the failure event is approaching.”

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