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    The Norwegian Dawn cruise ship returning to Boston with 2,675 passengers and 1,062 crew members on board run aground off the coast of Bermuda. With a high tide, it was floated to a nearby anchorage position.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Norwegian Dawn cruise ship returning to Boston with 2,675 passengers and 1,062 crew members on board has run aground off the coast of Bermuda, Boston-based WCVB-TV reports citing Norwegian Cruise Lines officials.

    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.

    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.

    The captain of The Norwegian Dawn has reportedly told the passengers that the ship would not be moving until at least Wednesday morning.

    The ship was moved to a nearby anchorage position.

    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.

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