NCL cruise ship Norwegian Pearl struck by trawler/fishing ship

   July 31, 2022 ,   Accidents

An NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line ship bound for Bermuda has been struck by a commercial fishing vessel east of Nantucket (Massachusetts USA) early Saturday morning, July 30, the US Coast Guard revealed.

The USCG received an accident report at 2:25 am that the fishing ship Gabby G (1985-built trawler, IMO 8886333) had struck the midsection of NCL Norwegian Pearl, Petty Officer Ryan Noel (CG spokesman) said.

A man onboard Gabby G has been treated on the vessel for minor injuries.

No other injuries have been reported.

The cruise vessel was able to continue as scheduled.

The fishing boat sustained hull damages and sailed back to New Bedford ~6 pm on Saturday.

Noel said there had been heavy rain and low visibility in the region at the time of the accident.

Norwegian Pearl cruise ship

Norwegian Pearl's currently operates is a 7-day voyage to Bermuda roundtrip from Boston (Massachusetts USA). The itinerary started on July 29, 2022, and will end on August 5, 2022. Call ports include Kings Wharf, Bermuda (Jul 31-Aug 2), and Bar Harbor, Maine USA (Aug 4).

For more Norwegian Pearl incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.