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Date Published: September 19, 2007
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Propeller Malfunction Cancels Black Prince Cruises
Black Prince, part of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' fleet, sustained damage to a starboard propeller on Monday and was forced not only to end its current cruise prematurely but also cancel the next two.

The 11,209-ton, 450-passenger Black Prince was cruising in Greece's Corinth Canal, under the guidance of Greek pilots, when the propeller was damaged. The impact was severe enough to warrant ending the cruise in Algeciras; passengers, most of whom were Britain-based, were either flown home -- or opted to travel back by motor coach via Spain, a ferry across the English Channel and then a final bus ride in England.

The ship had departed for a 20-night Eastern Mediterranean cruise from Liverpool on September 1.

Black Prince is in dry dock and the company, in a statement, estimated the work will take two weeks. Fred. Olsen has canceled the next two sailings.

--by Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor
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