Update: Norwegian Line Unable to Remedy Leaky Sprinklers on the Norway

Tuesday, May 29, 2001
Norwegian Cruise Line canceled the weekly sailing of its ship Norway on Tuesday because of leaks in the fire sprinkler system, thwarting Caribbean vacation plans for more than 2,000 passengers stuck in Miami.

As reported earlier today, the Norway had been scheduled to leave the Port of Miami on Sunday for a seven-day cruise to the western Caribbean. But the Coast Guard barred it from sailing after a surprise inspection found 106 poorly patched leaks in the pipes that supply water to the sprinkler system. The Coast Guard said the flaws "could severely limit the ship's ability to fight a fire on board."

Crew members had hoped to repair the problems and obtain clearance to sail by Monday night; the latest the 40-year-old ship could leave Miami and still complete its voyage.

"Unfortunately this has not happened," NCL said in a statement announcing cancellation of the voyage on Tuesday.

The cruise line, a unit of NCL Holding, which is owned by Star Cruises Group, said the Norway's 2,032 passengers would be offered a full refund for the voyage plus a free seven-day cruise in the future. The cruise line said it would also reimburse passengers for travel costs and provide flights home if needed.

"We're trying to fly them out, the ones that we can get flights," a spokeswoman said. "They're staying on the ship until we can make other arrangements."

NCL said the repairs were 80 percent complete and it was confident they would be done in time for the Norway's next weekly cruise on Sunday. They could not immediately comment on the financial impact of the canceled voyage.

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

China Homeport for Latest Giant RCI Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean International says that its latest cruise ship, 'Quantum of the Seas', will make its home port in Shanghai (Baoshan), China The ship will reposition to China in May 2015,

Holland American Line donates $100,000 to Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation

In honor of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s work to spread peace, justice and democracy around the globe, Holland America Line has made a $100,000 donation to

Cruise Industry Disappointed by Findings of Critical LMU Report

New research by the UK's Leeds Metropolitan University (LMU) claims the cruise industry is ignoring its responsibility to the environments and societies it visits.

Navigation

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

Nigeria Maritime Academy Gets Bridge Simulator

A NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator was purchased and delivered to the Maritime Academy of Nigeria in Oron. The new simulator will be used to provide qualitative

S.Korean Ferry Master Faces Investigation

The captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized off the southwest coast was facing a criminal investigation on Thursday, an official said, amid unconfirmed

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0916 sec (11 req/sec)