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Norwegian cruise ship runs aground off Bermuda

No injuries reported

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship carrying nearly 4,000 people is stranded near Bermuda after running aground on a reef.


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Carrying 2,675 passengers and more than 1,000 crew, Norwegian Dawn was on its way to Boston from King's Wharf, Bermuda when it temporarily lost power.  


"The ship's propulsion was affected and, at which time, the vessel made contact with the channel bed," the cruise line said in a statement cited by media.


"The ship has full power and onboard services continue as scheduled. The ship's team is currently assessing the situation and we will provide more information as it becomes available." Norwegian said all guests and crew were safe.



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Photos on Twitter show passengers strolling on deck, some even with drinks in hand, peering at what seems to be coral reef. 


"Ship shuddered, then stopped really fast," wrote one Twitter user, Rachel Hansen. "The captain said we won't be moving for a while."



Twitterer Jay added “#Norwegiandawn  The divers arrived at 8:10pm Bermuda time.  2 tugs, 8 small boats around us now.”


The third largest cruise company in the world, Norwegian Cruise Line operates 13 ships on routes spanning North America, the Mediterranean, the Baltic, Central America and the Caribbean.


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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 20 May 2015

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