On May 19, 2015, the 2002-built NORWEGIAN DAWN ran aground off Bermuda shortly after leaving port with 2,000 passengers and 1,059 crew.
The cruise ship was towed free after about six hours and moved to a pier at Bermuda’s Royal Naval Dockyard for a detailed inspection to determine her seaworthiness. Norwegian Cruise Line blamed the mishap on a “temporary malfunction of steering system.”
No one onboard was injured in the grounding, NCL said.
The 92,250-ton Norwegian Dawn sails weekly from Boston to Bermuda from May through October. The ship is expected to reach Boston on Friday as scheduled, the company said.”We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and greatly appreciate our guests’ understanding,” a company statement said.
MARTIN COX - Founder and publisher of MaritimeMatters, inspired by maritime culture and technology growing up in the port of Southampton. He works as a photographer in Los Angeles, and his works has been exhibited in LA, San Francisco, New York, London and Iceland. Martin is the co-writer of the book “Hollywood to Honolulu; the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company” published by the Steam Ship Historical Society of America. The Los Angeles Maritime Museum has commissioned artworks and collected his photographs.