Fishing boat hits Norwegian cruise ship traveling from Boston to Bermuda

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A cruise ship bound for Bermuda was delayed after striking a fishing vessel off the coast of Nantucket on Saturday.

The U.S. Coast Guard said it received a report of the collision involving the Norwegian Pearl at 2:25 a.m.

A spokesperson said a fishing boat, called the Gabby G, struck the Pearl’s midsection.

One minor injury was reported aboard the Gabby G, officials said. No injuries were reported on board the cruise ship.

The Norwegian Pearl was ultimately cleared to continue traveling into the Atlantic Ocean towards Bermuda. The Gabby G, however, was towed to New Bedford and arrived around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, officials said.

A spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line gave a statement to Boston 25 News:

“On July 30, 2022, a small unidentified fishing vessel made contact with Norwegian Pearl while she was sailing to Bermuda. Norwegian Pearl was thoroughly assessed and given clearance by the United States Coast Guard to continue her seven-day voyage as planned. The fishing vessel reported some damages to the bow and was instructed to proceed to its U.S. base.”

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