Norwegian Star Suffers Engine Failure

A damaged cylinder, not a small fire as previous media outlets have reported, was the cause of engine failure aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Star on Thursday. The ship was bound for Price Rupert, B.C. when it experienced failure in one of the ship's four main diesel engines, resulting in a damaged cylinder unit. No passengers or crew onboard were harmed and the damage will not impact safe operation of the vessel. However, the engine will remain out of commission until the full extent of damage is determined. Norwegian Star will continue on its return to Seattle as scheduled on May 19, and a spokesman for the line says changes in the ship's itineraries are not anticipated.

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