Subscribe Register Login

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:39 p.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Cruise ship stuck in New York river tugged to pier

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 4, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

— The Coast Guard says a cruise ship from the Caribbean suffered a steering glitch near its New York City port and had to be tugged to shore.

Spokesman Frank Iannazzo Simmons says the Norwegian Cruise Line vessel was supposed to dock at 7 a.m. Sunday but developed a problem with its steering and propulsion system as it approached a Manhattan pier on the Hudson River.

The ship, called the Breakaway, waited in the river while the captain of the port ordered tugboat assistance to help with the docking.

The Coast Guard says the ship was pulled to Manhattan's Pier 88 just after 10 a.m.

It was not clear how many passengers were aboard.

Norwegian Cruise Line did not immediately return a call seeking comment on the glitch.

Comments on: Cruise ship stuck in New York river tugged to pier

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

Search 1149 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online