Norwegian Dawn to Depart As Scheduled on Next Voyage

Norwegian DawnNorwegian Dawn, which had run aground on the seabed late Tuesday due to a malfunction in the steering system, is back on schedule, Norwegian Cruise Line said in a written release. 

"On Wednesday, May 20, a thorough assessment of Norwegian Dawn was completed by Norwegian's technical operations team, an independent dive team, and DNVGL inspectors, representing the ship's classification society, while the ship was alongside in Heritage Wharf, Bermuda," the line said. "The team confirmed the structural integrity of the ship and the technical issue which caused the steering malfunction was identified and corrected."

Norwegian Dawn's next voyage will depart as scheduled on May 22.

The ship was sailing a seven-night Boston to Bermuda cruise with 2,443 passengers and 1,059 crew when a malfunction in the steering system "resulted in the vessel making contact with the sea bed." There were no injuries among the guests or crew. 

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