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Princess Cruising => Cruising Chatter => Topic started by: Host Mike on June 27, 2022, 11:21:15 AM

Title: Norwegian Sun Hits Iceberg in Alaska and Skips Port of Call
Post by: Host Mike on June 27, 2022, 11:21:15 AM
"At this time, there has been no official assessment of the damage to Norwegian Sun, but the ship is continuing toward Juneau, albeit at a much slower speed than typical.

Passengers on the vessel reported very heavy fog conditions on Friday, which would have caused the ship to slow significantly as a safety precaution.

The vessel may have hit the iceberg in such a way to have caused propeller, engine, or hull damage. Growlers – small, low icebergs that may be the size of pianos or trucks – are relatively common in the area."

https://www.cruisehive.com/norwegian-cruise-ship-hits-iceberg-in-alaska-and-skips-port-of-call/75175

Title: Re: Norwegian Sun Hits Iceberg in Alaska and Skips Port of Call
Post by: RichC on June 27, 2022, 04:09:09 PM
Can you imagine if it had happened to the Crown, with their generator problems.
Title: Re: Norwegian Sun Hits Iceberg in Alaska and Skips Port of Call
Post by: Host Mike on June 28, 2022, 10:43:23 AM
"A letter was also sent to all guests from the ship’s captain, which said, “As you may have heard from my previous announcement, in an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to cancel the remainder of Norwegian Sun’s June 21, 2022 voyage. As such we will be setting sail from Juneau (today at 2:25p), returning directly to Seattle.”

Norwegian Sun departed the dock in Juneau at approximately 2:15 PM and will sail directly back home to Seattle, Washington, at reduced speed and is expected to arrive on Thursday morning."

https://www.cruisehive.com/norwegian-cruise-line-cancels-remainder-of-voyage-after-ship-hits-iceberg/75287

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Title: Re: Norwegian Sun Hits Iceberg in Alaska and Skips Port of Call
Post by: Host Mike on June 28, 2022, 10:46:40 AM
"On Monday, the Juneau Empire reported the ship sustained damage after divers inspected it and it had to return to Seattle for repairs, according to Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn, a Coast Guard spokesperson."

https://nypost.com/2022/06/28/norwegian-cruise-ship-hits-small-iceberg-in-alaska-reports/
Title: Re: Norwegian Sun Hits Iceberg in Alaska and Skips Port of Call
Post by: Host Mike on July 01, 2022, 03:38:31 PM
'The cruise ship Norwegian Sun hit a piece of an iceberg on Saturday, sustaining damage to its starboard bow, according to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).

A member from the Coast Guard Sector Juneau Prevention Team and contracted divers assessed damage to the right front side and determined the ship was seaworthy to go back to Seattle, its home port, for repairs, the release states.'

https://www.wyff4.com/article/alaska-cruise-ship-hits-piece-of-iceberg/40484748