A visitor aboard the Holland American Line Westerdam despatched us the next info this morning:
“On HAL’s Westerdam now. Ship malfunctioned whereas at Hubbard Glacier, severely hampering ahead progress. Captain says a part of propulsion system (Azipod failure). Heading to Sitka now, however will skip Ketchikan. Any information on this case? Coast Guard is conscious and monitoring the state of affairs.
We are going to miss Ketchikan and unsure what time we’ll arrive in Sitka. (The ship is at the moment in Sitka now) Many excursions canceled in Sitka.
Flying in Consultants from HAL for help. No extra information being given at the moment.”
The cruise passenger requested that his identification stay nameless and confidential.
The Westerdam sailed from Seattle on a seven day cruise was was scheduled to name on Juneau, Hubbard Bay, Sitka, Ketchikan and Vancouver Island, earlier than returning to Seattle.
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