A cruise ship that had moored in Puerto Madryn collided with an iceberg – ADNSUR

The cruise ship Norweigan Sun, 269 meters long, with 3,000 people on board and flying the Bahamas flag, collided with an iceberg while en route to the Hubbard Glacier in Alaska.

According to the official report published by the Norwegian Cruise Line company, the accident was due to the presence of intense fog, which limited visibility and caused the ship to suffer significant damage to its starboard bow.

After the collision, the ship sailed to Juneau, the capital of Alaska, to be evaluated in more detail. This decision was made to shorten the ongoing voyage and cancel the cruise schedule that was scheduled to start on June 30.

A Coast Guard team member and divers assessed the damage to the forward right side and determined the ship needed repair.

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This was the crash. Finally, the ship returned to Seattle, at a reduced speed, where the passengers got off.

Norwegian Sun in Puerto Madryn

The cruise ship visited the city of the Gulf on several occasions. One of the first times that she arrived at the Luis Piedrabuena dock was in 2016. At that time, the ship had a crew of more than 900 people.

However, the ship returned to Puerto Madryn in 2019, when it moored on January 2 and opened the cruise season for that year. Back then, the cruise ship brought 1,700 passengers and 900 crew members.

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