Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox
Cruise News
Home > Cruise News Archive > Passengers Injured Aboard NCL Ship
Date Published: May 21, 2001
Profile and Reviews
Latest Cruise News Headlines
Passengers Injured Aboard NCL Ship
More Alaskan fireworks -- and it's only the third week of May -- though this one's not environmentally-related. On Saturday, 16 passengers on Norwegian Sky, which was sailing an Alaskan itinerary (Inside Passage) out of Seattle, were injured -- some treated for broken bones -- when the ship made a sudden maneuver or, as ship’s officers reported, felt “a large roll.” Glass and china slid off dining room tables and the gift shop was, according to published reports, a wasteland. The incident occurred at lunch time in the Strait of Juan de Fuca (which extends between Washington’s Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island, British Columbia). The injured passengers were off-loaded at Sky’s scheduled port-of-call in Victoria before the ship returned to Seattle.

At this point the culprit appears to be the ship's autopilot, which failed and then, subsequently, caused the ship's rudders to veer hard to the left. A crew member disengaged the autopilot. The ship returned safely to Seattle where the cause of the mishap will be under investigation.
Cruise News Headlines
More News
Reviews

About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.