The accident occurred after the ship lost power on Tuesday afternoon when it was leaving Bermuda's King's Wharf, the officials said, adding that there was no danger to passengers or crew, who were all safe.
An action shot of the tug boat attempting to pull us to freedom, I can see it from my balcony in my cabin. pic.twitter.com/sVuiZy3APk— Rachel Hansen (@Rachel_Hansen12) 20 мая 2015
The boat directly below us is a Bermuda police boat come to help us. pic.twitter.com/2ERSdbpYdS— Rachel Hansen (@Rachel_Hansen12) 20 мая 2015
According to WCVB-TV, US Coast Guard officials are inspecting the ship to ensure its safety. Power is back up on the ship, which is stable after having made contact with the channel bed.
Divers getting ready to go see if there is any damage from the grounding pic.twitter.com/oTNWEmiusS— Rachel Hansen (@Rachel_Hansen12) 19 мая 2015
The captain of The Norwegian Dawn has reportedly told the passengers that the ship would not be moving until at least Wednesday morning.
People looking at grounding. pic.twitter.com/QLijRFO5Xh— Rachel Hansen (@Rachel_Hansen12) 19 мая 2015
The ship was moved to a nearby anchorage position.
With high-tide this evening, the ship was floated and moved to a nearby anchorage position where it will remain overnight.— Cruise Norwegian (@CruiseNorwegian) 20 мая 2015
All guests and crew are safe and there were absolutely no injuries.— Cruise Norwegian (@CruiseNorwegian) 20 мая 2015
The ship had a temporary malfunction of its steering system that distracted it from its course, the Norwegian Cruise Line explained.
The Norwegian Dawn, which sails weekly to Bermuda from Boston between May and October, has suffered two major power outages in recent years – in 2013 and 2009.