Cruise ship runs aground: Norwegian Dawn Aground

Published: May 20, 2015

Cruise ship runs aground: Norwegian Dawn Aground, The Norwegian Dawn cruise ship with more than 3,500 people on board ran aground in Bermuda Tuesday afternoon after the vessel temporarily lost power as the ship was departing, cruise line officials and the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The ship — with 2,675 passengers and 1,062 crew members — was departing King’s Wharf, Bermuda, when it lost power, officials said.

“The ship’s propulsion was affected and, at which time, the vessel made contact with the channel bed. All guests and crew are safe,” Norwegian Cruise Line said in a statement. “The ship has full power and onboard services continue as scheduled.”

Passengers aboard the ship confirmed to ABC News that the boat had regained power and said activities on board were going on as normal. The boat was later floated and moved to a nearby anchorage position for the night.

Passenger Rachel Hansen told ABC News station WCVB in Boston that the grounding was “pretty unsettling.”

“My family and I were sitting down having dinner and we felt a sudden stop in the cruise ship,” she told WCVB, which reported the cruise originated in Boston. “The cruise captain, I assume, came on over the PA system and ordered a distress call, and a bunch of the crew that were serving us dinner sprinted out.”

Picture of the inspection team, the captain said we won’t be moving for a while pic.twitter.com/mWi6jXmLTz

– Rachel Hansen (@Rachel_Hansen12) May 19, 2015

Cruise ship runs aground: Norwegian Dawn Aground

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