A steering problem caused a Norwegian Cruise Line ship ran aground when leaving Bermuda yesterday.
Norwegian Dawn (pictured) was returning to Boston with 2,443 passengers and 1,059 crew on board.
The line said: “Norwegian Dawn had a temporary malfunction of its steering system, causing the ship to sail slightly off course as the ship was departing Bermuda, resulting in the vessel making contact with the sea bed.
“All guests and crew are safe and there were absolutely no injuries.”
The ship was later floated on high tide and moved to a nearby anchorage position where it remained overnight.
“The ship's officers, engineers and an independent dive team have confirmed the structural integrity of the ship,” the cruise line said.
“The ship will be thoroughly inspected in Bermuda by the ship's classification society, before returning to Boston.”
Norwegian Dawn is fully operational with the full complement of onboard services available to passengers, the company added.
Additional updates are due to be provided today when more information becomes available.
The ship was sailing on a seven-night Boston to Bermuda cruise.
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