Cruise Ship Struck ‘Growler’


A Norwegian Cruise Line ship ran into a tiny iceberg, says an article published in Travel Weekly.

Limited visibility 

When it struck the “growler,” an iceberg with less than 3.3 feet of visible surface above the ocean, the Norwegian Sun was headed for the Hubbard Glacier.

US media sites stated that the ship was at the time travelling through dense fog with little visibility.

Reduced speed

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.”

Currently onboard

“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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Source: Travel Weekly


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