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Westerdam Experiences Azipod Failure Throughout Alaskan Cruise

A visitor aboard the Holland American Line Westerdam despatched us the next data 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 example? Coast Guard is conscious and monitoring the scenario.

We’ll miss Ketchikan and unsure what time we are going to arrive in Sitka. (The ship is at present in Sitka now) Many excursions canceled in Sitka.

Flying in Specialists from HAL for help. No extra information being given presently.”

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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