Cruise Ship Grounds Temporarily Near Bermuda

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Norwegian Dawn was on a seven-night Bermuda cruise out of Boston when she temporarily lost power and grounded on a reef. She was set free a few hours later and docked where she’s undergoing an inspection before heading back to Boston.

Statement from Norwegian Cruise Line

On Tuesday, May 19th at approximately 5:00 pm ET, Norwegian Dawn temporarily lost power as the ship was departing King’s Wharf, Bermuda.  The ship’s propulsion was affected and, at which time, the vessel made contact with the channel bed.  All guests and crew are safe. The ship has full power and onboard services continue as scheduled,” said a statement issued from Norwegian Cruise Line.

Updated Statement 

As of 7am on Wednesday, May 20, Norwegian Dawn docked alongside at Heritage Wharf in Bermuda. Norwegian’s officers, engineers and lead technical teams, along with DNVGL inspectors, representing the ship’s classification society and a team of independent divers, are working on a complete assessment of the vessel.

The ship is fully operational and guests are enjoying all onboard amenities and services. In addition, guests have the opportunity go ashore to enjoy the island this morning.

News Alerts can be found on Norwegian Cruise Line’s website.

Feature photo: Jay/ @ThatCantB_Right

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