Norwegian cruise ship refloated, docked after running aground in Bermuda
(CNN) — A Norwegian Cruise Line ship is back where it should be — in the water.
A day after running aground in Bermuda, the Norwegian Dawn was refloated at high tide, according to Norwegian. By 7 a.m. Wednesday, it had docked at the Atlantic island’s Heritage Wharf, said Jason Lesecki, a spokesman for several cruise lines.
But just because it’s no longer stuck and everything is “fully operational” doesn’t mean the Norwegian Dawn will be heading back to Boston right away.
Norwegian Cruise Line officers and engineers, along with inspectors from the certification and safety organization DNV GL, were onboard Wednesday to undertake “a complete assessment of the vessel,” Lesecki said.
In the meantime, passengers could take advantage of the ship’s amenities or spend time on land in Bermuda, according to the spokesman.
Runs aground after losing power
The ordeal began Tuesday when the Norwegian Dawn — with its 2,675 passengers and 1,062 crew members — “temporarily lost power” while leaving Bermuda’s King’s Wharf, said cruise line spokeswoman Vanessa Picariello.
“The ship’s propulsion was affected and … the vessel made contact with the channel bed,” Picariello explained.
Twitter user Rachel Hansen posted photos from the ship.
One shows a tug pulling on the Norwegian Dawn.
“An action shot of the tug boat attempting to pull us to freedom, I can see it from my balcony in my cabin,” Hansen tweeted.
The Norwegian Dawn originally sailed from Boston to Bermuda, according to Norwegian Cruise Line’s website. It is 965 feet long and weighs 92,000 tons.
There was no timetable given as to when the cruise ship would be back in the Massachusetts capital.