Norwegian Star Breaks Moorings in Bermuda

Yesterday, it was reported that strong winds from a thunderstorm, caused the Norwegian Star to snap several lines and temporarily drift away from the berth in Kings Warf. There are no reports of injuries. She anchored up, and was quickly reberthed.

UPDATE Mikey Faust from Mikey’s Cruise Blog, reports that there was a small allision with the docked Explorer of the Seas.

UPDATE II: NCL’s Statement:

At approximately 1:30 pm ET today, a high wind squall caused Norwegian Star’s aft mooring lines to break while the ship was docked in Bermuda.  There were no injuries, and after a short time of being at anchor, the ship re-docked alongside at the pier.

Norwegian Star is on a seven-day cruise to Bermuda that departed New York on Sunday, September 9. At this time, the ship is expected to depart Bermuda as scheduled today.

The Norwegian Star sails weekly round trip voyagers to Kings Warf out of Manhattan.

Photos from CruiseCritic, and Mikey’s Cruise Blog

2 Responses

  1. Lynn

    It happens. I was in Castries, St Lucia on the Inspiration (Inaugural season) and the Ryndam broke lose during a storm. Crew dropped anchor and you could hear it dragging on the bottom as she continued to drift towards our side of the harbor. It almost hit a much smaller German ship berthed aft of us. Pretty crazy to witness. You Dont see THAT every say!