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Norwegian Cruise Ship Loses Navigation Control Following Impact from Rogue Wave

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Norwegian Cruise In a recent maritime incident, the MS Maud, a Norwegian cruise ship, faced a loss of navigation control after being struck by a rogue wave, according to the cruise company HX. The vessel, belonging to Norway’s Hurtigruten Group, experienced a power outage while on its journey from Florø, Norway, to Tilbury, England.

Passenger and Crew Safety Assured

Despite the impact, HX assured that none of the 266 passengers or 131 crew members sustained serious injuries. The Danish Joint Rescue Coordination Centre verified the safety of everyone on board.

Bridge Damage and Power Outage: Norwegian Cruise

The rogue wave caused significant damage, shattering windows on the ship’s bridge and leading to water ingress, resulting in a power outage, as reported by Reuters. However, the situation remains stable as the ship can be navigated manually through its emergency systems.

Manual Navigation Efforts and Support Vessels

In response to the loss of navigational capabilities, the ship’s crew initiated manual navigation from the engine room. Support vessels from a civil rescue company were deployed to assist in navigation until the ship could be towed to port.

Safety Checks and Ongoing Assessments

The ship’s crew conducted thorough safety checks and technical assessments to ensure the vessel’s seaworthiness. Ongoing checks are in progress to confirm the ship’s readiness to continue its course.

Harbor Arrival Plans and Civilian Support

As of Friday, the Danish Joint Rescue Coordination Centre indicated uncertainty about the chosen harbor for the ship’s arrival. Two civilian support ships continue to provide assistance in managing the situation and ensuring a safe resolution.

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