Westerdam Experiences Azipod Failure During Alaskan Cruise

Westerdam Experiences Azipod Failure During Alaskan Cruise

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A guest aboard the Holland American Line Westerdam sent us the following information this morning: “On HAL’s Westerdam now. Ship malfunctioned while at Hubbard Glacier, severely hampering forward progress. Captain says part of propulsion system (Azipod failure). Heading to Sitka now, but will skip Ketchikan. Any news on this situation? Coast Guard is aware and monitoring the situation. We will miss Ketchikan and not sure what time we will arrive in Sitka. (The ship is currently in Sitka now) Many excursions canceled in Sitka. Flying in Experts from HAL […]

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