Stranded Norwegian Star Cruise Ship Tugged Back to Melbourne

StoryfulPublished: May 29, 20171 views
Published: May 29, 2017

A cruise ship en route from Melbourne to New Zealand lost power and became stranded with more than 3,000 passengers on board, around 30 kilometres from Victoria’s east coast.

<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-12/norwegian-star-passengers-disappointed-over-delays/8263542" target="_blank">The <span class="caps">ABC</span> reported</a> The Norwegian Star lost power on Friday, February 10. Two tugboats were sent to retrieve the vessel and tow it back to Port Melbourne.

While the <a href="http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/norwegian-star-cruise-ship-loses-power-near-melbourne/news-story/681818cf1be2d1bcaaf815272e6f1263" target="_blank">Herald Sun reported</a> passengers were advised the process could take three to five days, the ship made its way back to Melbourne late Saturday evening.

The video shows a tugboat bringing the cruise liner back to Port Melbourne in the middle of the night.

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