Cruise Liner Refloated After Running Aground

Norwegian Dawn

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship with more than 3,500 people on board has had to be refloated after running aground near Bermuda.

The Norwegian Dawn was returning to Boston with 2,443 passengers and more than 1,059 crew.

It is believed to have temporarily lost power after leaving port.

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The Norwegian Dawn struck the sea bed when leaving Bermuda

A spokesman for Norwegian Cruise Lines said: “The ship’s propulsion was affected and, at which time, the vessel made contact with the channel bed.”

However, the vessel has now been refloated after high tide.

A spokesman for the cruise line said the boat would remain anchored off Bermuda overnight.

Experts will inspect it on Thursday before it returns to Boston.

It was unclear whether the passengers would disembark before the 92,000-ton vessel, which is nearly 1,000ft long, heads back to Boston.

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