March 5, 2013 at 9:04 AM ET
A Hurtigruten cruise ship ran aground and took on water overnight in a remote Norwegian fjord north of the Arctic Circle.
The 11,200-ton, 490-passenger Kong Harald was forced to wait for the tide to come in and lift the ship off the underground rock at the entrance to Trollfjord where it was grounded.
No injuries were reported in the incident, and a statement from the line described the situation onboard as calm.
Once the incoming tide freed Kong Harald from its grounding, the ship carried on to Svolvaer, where all 258 passengers onboard disembarked and will be flown home today.
Hurtigruten canceled the remainder of the 8-night Stokmarknes to Kirkenes to Bergen cruise, and the ship is on its way to dry-dock in Fiskarstrand for repairs to its breached hull. There has been no word from the line concerning compensation.
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