Norwegian Cruise Ship Runs Aground Near Port in Bermuda

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The Norwegian Dawn, a passenger ship owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., ran aground Tuesday after losing power as it left port in Bermuda.

All guests and crew are safe, power has been restored and the ship, which made contact with the channel bed, is being inspected for damage, the company said in an e-mailed statement. Onboard services are being provided, it said.

The Dawn has 2,675 passengers and 1,062 crew members on board. It’s halfway through a seven-day Caribbean cruise that began in Boston on May 15, according to the

A post on from a passenger named Jay said two tug boats and eight smaller craft surrounded the ship as of 8:10 p.m. local time and that the Dawn’s captain had made an annoucement that there was “no water coming in, systems all working.”

Miami-based Norwegian is one of the three largest global cruise operators, owning the Oceania and Regent Seven Seas lines as well as its namesake brand.

The company said Tuesday that Apollo Global Management LLC and TPG Global LLC, which together acquired a stake in the business in 2008, were selling 20 million of their shares, along with Star NCLC, an affiliate of Genting HK.

Norwegian rose 3.3 percent to $57.30 at the close on Tuesday in New York. The shares have advanced 23 percent this year.

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