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The damage to a Norwegian cruise ship that crashed into an iceberg in Alaska is being seen for the first time

Over the weekend an Alaskan iceberg was hit hard by a Norwegian cruise ship entering Seattle for repairs in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Exclusive photos from DailyMail.com show the damage caused by the Norwegian Sun hitting a “growler” (a small iceberg that rises less than 3.3 feet out of the water) while surrounded by hard fog in Yakutat Bay, Alaska.

Photographs taken when the ship arrived in Seattle before 3 p.m. show a large dark line on the starboard side and show torn paint.

According to a port source, the truck-sized iceberg caused extensive damage under the water line, and will now be repaired by divers before returning to cruise services.

Passengers aboard the ship spoke of hearing a loud bang and of feeling “horned” as they collided with the iceberg.

The Norwegian Sun, which holds up to 2,000 passengers, hit an iceberg on Saturday in Yakutat Bay, Alaska.

Exclusive photos from DailyMail.com Norwegian Suns

Exclusive photos from DailyMail.com show the damage caused to the starboard side by the Norwegian Sun hitting a “growler”.

Photographs taken when the ship arrived in Seattle before 3 p.m. show a large dark line on the starboard side and show torn paint. The biggest damage is under the water line

Photographs taken when the ship arrived in Seattle before 3 p.m. show a large dark line on the starboard side and show torn paint. The biggest damage is under the water line

The iceberg in the middle of the truck caused extensive damage under the water line, and now divers will fix it before returning to cruise services.

The iceberg in the middle of the truck caused extensive damage under the water line, and now divers will fix it before returning to cruise services.

Passengers aboard the ship have heard a loud bang as they collide with the iceberg

Passengers aboard the ship spoke of hearing a loud bang and of feeling “horned” as they collided with the iceberg.

Alicia Amador, a passenger from Phoenix, Arizona, told the Juneau Empire how she heard a loud bang before the ship hit the impact.

He continued: “The whole ship was completely stopped by the blow. It was a scary experience. ”

Jason Newman of Atlanta (Georgia) told KTOO: “The ship was in serious condition. It felt the strike and then it was listed at least.”

The accident was also captured on video when passengers heard a shout, ‘Oh my God, it’s the Titanic 2.0’, as the ship was growing.

The Norwegian Sun hit the iceberg at Disenchantment Bay and as it approached Hubbard Glacier, it was to be one of the highlights of a seven-day trip to Ketchikan and Hubbard Glacier.

A detailed record of the vessel’s movements obtained by the DailyMail.com from the Marine Traffic vessel tracking website shows that it left Seattle last Thursday.

According to the record, the voyage began without incident with the ship docked at Halibut Point, at 19:11 on 23 June, leaving just over 24 hours.

The Norwegian Sun hit the iceberg as it approached Desenchantment Bay and Hubbard Glacier, making it one of the highlights of a seven-day trip to Kethika and Glacier National Park.

The Norwegian Sun hit the iceberg as it approached Disenchantment Bay and Hubbard Glacier, making it one of the highlights of a seven-day trip to Kethika and Glacier National Park.

Frightened as the passenger shook the giant ice block while many slept, it disappeared under the bow on Saturday.

Frightened as the passenger shook the giant ice block while many slept, it disappeared under the bow on Saturday.

Frightened as the passenger shook the giant ice block while many slept, it disappeared under the bow on Saturday.

A timeline of the Norwegian Sun’s evil journey, ending the iceberg accident and returning to Seattle for repairs.

A timeline of the Norwegian Sun’s evil journey, ending the iceberg accident and returning to Seattle for repairs.

Before 05:00 on the 24th, the cruise ship with 1,936 passengers left and set sail for Icy Strait Point, where it moored at 14:09.

The next morning, at 3:42 a.m., the ship set sail again, this time to 76 miles for the Hubbard Glacier at the end of Disenchantment Bay.

But dramatic reproductions of the vessel’s movements provided by Marine Traffic show that at 4:42 a.m. the route suddenly changed, falling into the iceberg and within minutes.

He then returned lame to the port of Juneau, Alaska, where he docked before midnight on the 26th.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Norwegian Cruise Line said: “On June 25, 2022, as it was passing through the Hubbard Glacier in Alaska, the Norwegian Sun made contact with the ice.

“The ship went to Juneau (Alaska), where it was decided that the current voyage would be shortened.

“The ship was allowed by the U.S. Coast Guard and other maritime authorities to return to Seattle at a reduced speed.

“All existing guests will land in Seattle as planned.”

Passengers were offered a 100 percent refund, as well as a credit for future trips equivalent to the total cost of the trip. A new trip scheduled for Thursday has been canceled.

The damage to a Norwegian cruise ship that crashed into an iceberg in Alaska is being seen for the first time

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