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A Norwegian Cruise Line ship is returning to Seatle early after it struck a small iceberg, known as a growler, during a voyage in Alaska.
The incident involving the Norwegian Sun took place June 25 as the ship was travelling to Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier in dense fog, a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line told Cruise Hive.
Video of the incident has been posted online:
As a result, the ship was forced to skip a port call in Skagway to sail to Juneau for a damage assessment, however it was later decided that the remainder of the 9-night voyage would be cancelled and the Norwegian Sun is currently returning to Seattle.
“The ship remains fully operational and is currently on its way to Juneau, Alaska for assessment. Additional information will be provided as appropriate,” NCL said.
The 78,309 gross ton Norwegian Sun can carry 1,936 passengers.
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