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Cruise ship struck iceberg on Alaska sailing

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship struck a small iceberg while on an Alaska cruise at the weekend.

Norwegian Sun was sailing to the Hubbard Glacier when it hit the ‘growler’ – an iceberg that has less than 3.3ft showing above the water line.

The vessel was reported by US media outlets to have be sailing in intense fog with limited visibility at the time.

An NCL spokesperson said: “On June 25, 2022 while transiting to Hubbard Glacier in Alaska, Norwegian Sun made contact with a growler.   

“The ship sailed to Juneau, Alaska for further assessment, where it was decided that the current voyage would be shortened.

“The ship was given clearance by the United States Coast Guard and other local maritime authorities to return to Seattle at reduced speed.

“All guests currently onboard will disembark in Seattle as originally planned. 

“We are communicating with all impacted guests directly.  Additional information will be provided as appropriate.”

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