Norwegian Cruise Ship Hits Land in Bermuda

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Cruise ship Norwegian Dawn departs the Royal Naval Dockyard in July 2013, near the port of Hamilton, Bermuda. Gary Cameron/Reuters

A cruise ship hit land in Bermuda Tuesday evening. While the incident may have shaken those on board, no one was injured, and the ship was not severely damaged. The vessel didn't take on any water, nor did it appear at risk of doing so.

Rachel Hansen, a passenger on board, said it appeared as though the ship hit a coral reef. The ship stopped moving after impact.

The Norwegian Dawn, carrying 2,675 passengers and 1,062 crew members, was traveling from Boston to Bermuda.

"Norwegian Dawn temporarily lost power as the ship was departing King's Wharf, Bermuda. The ship's propulsion was affected, and, at which time, the vessel made contact with the channel bed. All guests and crew are safe," Norwegian Cruise Line spokeswoman Vanessa Picariello told CNN.

Divers getting ready to go see if there is any damage from the grounding

— Rachel Hansen (@Rachel_Hansen12) May 19, 2015

Left side of ship. Lowering inspection team?

— Rachel Hansen (@Rachel_Hansen12) May 19, 2015

The ship will undergo an inspection and will likely return to Boston afterward. At high tide, the ship was able to float and move away from the ground to be anchored. According to Hansen, a tugboat helped pull the ship away from land.

An action shot of the tug boat attempting to pull us to freedom, I can see it from my balcony in my cabin.

— Rachel Hansen (@Rachel_Hansen12) May 20, 2015