Cruise Ship Grounds Off Norway, Takes on Water

By MarEx 2013-03-05 09:59:00

A Hurtigruten cruise ship reportedly hit a rock beneath the ocean’s surface along Norway’s coast and began taking on water on Monday night.

The Kong Harald grounded on the rock off Trollfjord. Once the tide rose, it was able to continue on to Svolvaer – a nearby stop.

There were 258 passengers aboard the vessel at the time of the grounding. Luckily, there were no injuries reported and everyone was disembarked safely. Hurtigruten described the situation onboard at the time of the incident as calm.

The cruise ship will be out of service, cancelling its scheduled trips for the next week, as it heads to dry-dock in Fiskarstrand for repairs to its breached hull. There has been no word from the line concerning compensation, reports NBC News.