A Norwegian cruise ship was hit by a fishing boat en route to Bermuda over the weekend.
The cruise ship Norwegian Pearl was struck by the 92-foot fishing boat Gabby G at 2:25 a.m. ET Saturday, 41 nautical miles off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, when the Coast Guard received the collision report to WPRI, a CBS affiliate from East Providence, Rhode Island.
A spokesman for the Gabby G told the news agency that the Norwegian Pearl was hit midships with only one minor injury reported on the fishing boat. One person suffered a laceration to the face but is said to be fine.
No injuries were reported on the cruise ship, officials told WFXT, a Dedham, Massachusetts-based Fox subsidiary.
After a delay, Norwegian Pearl was cleared to continue her seven-day cruise to Bermuda as she suffered only minor scratches. The Gabby G was damaged in the bow and towed to New Bedford, where she arrived around 5:30 p.m. ET and was safely docked, WPRI reported.
In a statement to WFXT, Norwegian Cruise Line said: “On July 30, 2022, a small, unidentified fishing vessel made contact with the Norwegian Pearl as she was sailing to Bermuda. The Norwegian Pearl was thoroughly inspected by the United States Coast Guard and received clearance to continue her seven-day voyage as planned. The fishing vessel reported some bow damage and was ordered to proceed to its US base.”
At the time of writing, it was unclear what caused the collision between the two ships.
The Norwegian Pearl ship is 965 feet long and can accommodate 2,394 passengers and 1,072 crew, according to the cruise line’s website.
https://www.ibtimes.com.au/norwegian-cruise-ship-collides-fishing-boat-during-sailing-bermuda-1836518?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution A Norwegian cruise ship collides with a fishing boat while en route to Bermuda