Norwegian cruise ship runs aground in Dominican Republic


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A Norwegian cruise ship with thousands on board ran aground shortly after leaving a port in the Dominican Republic on Monday, officials said.

Local media reported that there were around 3,000 tourists and 1,600 crew members on board.

The cruise ship “Norwegian Escape”.
(Armada of the Dominican Republic)

The Norwegian Escape had just left the Puerto Plata dock on Monday afternoon when the ship made contact with a channel bed, Norwegian Cruise Line told Fox News in a statement.

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Several agencies worked through the night to raise the vessel using tugs and its own propulsion, according to the Dominican Republic Navy.

The ship was brought back to the Puerto Plata dock. Passengers were escorted for “sightseeing activities” while officials inspected the ship for damage.

Norwegian Cruise Line said the ship’s hull sustained “minor damage” but no passengers or crew were injured. The current cruise will be shortened and the cruise scheduled for Saturday will be canceled so that necessary repairs can be made, the company said.

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The company is organizing return flights for affected customers.


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