Video: ‘Norwegian Dawn’ Running Aground

May 20, 2015

The cruise ship Norwegian Dawn ran aground in the North Channel yesterday afternoon [May 19] after leaving Dockyard on its regularly scheduled departure with a reported 2,675 passengers and 1,062 crew members aboard.

A Norwegian Cruise Line spokesperson said, “On Tuesday, May 19th at approximately 5:00 pm ET, Norwegian Dawn had a temporary malfunction of its steering system, causing the ship to sail slightly off course as the ship was departing Bermuda, resulting in the vessel making contact with the sea bed. All guests and crew are safe and there were absolutely no injuries.

“The ship’s officers, engineers and an independent dive team have confirmed the structural integrity of the ship. With high-tide this evening, the ship was floated and moved to a nearby anchorage position where it will remain overnight.

“The ship will be thoroughly inspected in Bermuda by DNVGL, the ship’s classification society, before returning to Boston. The ship is fully operational with the full complement of onboard services available to guests. The ship is sailing on a seven-night Boston to Bermuda cruise with 2,443 passengers and 1,059 crew”

Time-lapse video showing the Norwegian Dawn’s sudden stop in the North Channel:

Shawn Crockwell, Minister of Tourism Development and Transport, confirmed the grounding, saying, “There are 2,675 passengers and 1,062 crew members on board. There were no reported injuries, the vessel remained stable, and there was no intake of water or pollution threat.”

A Norwegian Cruise Line spokesperson offered an update early on the morning of May 20, saying, “All guests and crew are safe and there were absolutely no injuries.

“The ship’s officers, engineers and an independent dive team have confirmed the structural integrity of the ship. With high-tide this evening, the ship was floated and moved to a nearby anchorage position where it will remain overnight.

“The ship will be thoroughly inspected in Bermuda by DNVGL, the ship’s classification society, before returning to Boston. The ship is fully operational with the full complement of onboard services available to guests.”

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  1. I personal appreciation Benews for keeping us all abreast of the progress made through the night and onward…We didn’t / don’t want any reoccurrence of what happen with the “Mary Bo’in” :-(

  2. JohnBoy says:

    Slow down bie. No wonder you hit a reef!!

    • Onion Soup says:

      Try reading the full article before shooting off your mouth JohnBoy…speed was not a factor. They had a steering malfunction and the ship drifted.

      • JohnBoy says:

        You obviously didn’t watch de video above. That ship was jammin’!!

        • Ovserver says:

          Its clearly a time lapse. But that’s probably technology beyond your intellect.

  3. Christopher Notorius says:

    BTA’s new advertising campaign:

    “Bermuda – some folks will do anything to stay on the rock”.

  4. Triangle Drifter says:

    Oh what a nightmare for the cruise line. Those things have to run like clockwork. Passengers have time commitments. The next load has time commitments. There is the timing of the of the replenishment & on & on it goes.

    Far more than a simple grounding & some paint rubbed off the bottom.

  5. Betty Rech says:

    Too bad the Ship ran aground. When I woke at some hour this morning and looked out my French doors the ship was just beautiful sitting there with al the lights. Hope she is get going on her voyage soon.

    At 6 this morning I was on the porch watching as she made her way to Dockyard

  6. Terry says:

    Would love to hear how she got turned around and the process.
    Nothing yet.

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