The Grand Princess sustained damage at the weekend after a faulty tender platform opened.
The ship was on a 15 night Hawaiian Islands cruise that had departed from San Francisco.
The incident caused no injuries or casualties but the ship was forced to turn back and end the cruise early to repair the damage caused.
Princess issued a statement after the incident occurred: “While at sea after departing from Honolulu, Hawaii, a tender platform on the starboard side of Grand Princess opened, for reasons yet unknown. The platform sustained damage, such that it could not be closed.”
“Although the platform is not part of the watertight integrity of the vessel, as a result of it opening, the hull sustained minor localized damage which has been secured. The Captain has confirmed that the ship is safe and secure, and he is communicating updates to guests on a regular basis.”
However, Princess Cruises have promised to give passengers on-board a 50% refund on their cruise fare and a future cruise credit for the same amount. They also flew passengers back to San Francisco and provided overnight accommodation and transfers.
The ship will now be in drydock to repair the damage caused.
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