Tugboat pushes drifting cruise ship into position

A tugboat and tender boats push the drifting Holland America Veendam cruise ship into position in George Town harbour on Saturday. - Photo: Submitted

The Holland America cruise ship Veendam was sitting off George Town Saturday when it temporarily lost power and began drifting, according to Port Authority operations manager Will Jacobs.

Jacobs said a tugboat was enlisted to push the ship back into position.

He said the ship did not hit the reef, as the vessel was in 60 feet of water and has a draft of 28 feet.

“There was no issue with any coral,” he said.

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