Norwegian cruise ship strikes iceberg off Alaskan coast, limps back to Seattle for repairs

Jun 28, 2022, 1:53 PM | Updated: Jun 29, 2022, 8:15 am


Norwegian Sun (Flickr Creative Commons)

(Flickr Creative Commons)

Norwegian Sun, a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, struck an iceberg off of the Alaskan Coast on Saturday. The ship originally launched out of Seattle and is expected to return, ahead of schedule, Thursday for repairs.

Beginning of cruise season is a welcomed sight in Seattle

While on route to Hubbard Glacier, the ship “made contact” with a “growler,” a small glacier, a spokesperson with Norwegian Cruise Line told KIRO Newsradio.

The ship has been granted permission to sail back to Seattle from the U.S. Coast Guard, albeit at a reduced speed.

Passengers reported heavy fog that obscured vision before the accident and heard shuddering and rattling noises immediately after.

@rbbolivarJUST IN: TITANIC 2.0📍Cruiship (NORWEGIAN SUN) hits a minor iceberg in Alaska.Video forwarded by a crew member who said that after the accident divers inspected the ship which sustained minor damage and will return to Seattle for repairs.♬ original sound – Elysa Music

The ship had originally planned to dock at Skagway, Alaska, but that leg of the trip has been canceled, according to Norweigan Cruise Line.

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Norwegian cruise ship strikes iceberg off Alaskan coast, limps back to Seattle for repairs