The cruise ship Norwegian Dawn arrives to New York on April 18, 2005, after making an unscheduled stop in Charleston, SC, due to a large wave that battered the ship Saturday. The U.S. Coast Guard and New York Police Department escorted the ship into the harbor. The Miami, FL and Portsmouth , VA Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Centers were in frequent contact with the ship during their voyage. USCG Photo/Mike Hvozda
On April 16, NCL
's Norwegian Dawn experienced extremely rough weather and was hit by a freak wave, causing two windows to break in two different cabins. There was flooding in 62 cabins and four passengers were hurt with cuts and bruises.
According to NCL, the safety and integrity of the ship was in no way compromised by this incident.
Following the incident, the Norwegian Dawn was diverted to Charleston, S.C. to conduct repairs.
The Norwegian Dawn left Charleston, S.C. early Sunday morning after completing repairs to the two broken windows.
U.S. Coast Guard inspected the repairs and the vessel sailed back to New York. The vessel arrived on Monday amidst a flurry of media attention.