On Monday, an Oahu ferry carrying passengers from Oahu to Maui was struck by a giant iceberg and sank in the middle of a busy tourist area in the heart of Hawaii’s most famous national forest.
The ferry was traveling from Oahana Island, about 30 miles south of Honolulu, when it struck an iceberg, killing all of the 80 people aboard and injuring about 70 others, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
The Honolulu Fire Department, which responded to the incident, said the ferry was heading south at about 7:30 a.m.
(1:30 p.m., GMT), when the iceberg “jumped over a ledge” and struck the ship.
There were no reports of injuries, and it took firefighters about 10 minutes to clear the scene.
There are no known injuries or fatalities from the crash, the fire department said.
The Oahu Fire Department is investigating the cause of the crash.
The ferry had been carrying passengers for the past several days, and the ship was being used for a two-week holiday.
The ship had about 150 passengers, including some from Hawaii, as well as a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter crew.
The vessel was scheduled to arrive in Maui on Thursday, according to its website.