ATSB re­port on Star

Cruise Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

AN INI­TIAL in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Aus­tralian Trans­port Safety Bureau (ATSB) has found Nor­we­gian Star suf­fered three sep­a­rate propul­sion unit fail­ures over a pe­riod of about nine weeks be­tween Dec last year and Feb 2017.

In line with Nor­we­gian Cruise Line’s state­ments at the time of the mal­func­tions, the ATSB said one azi­pod sys­tem broke down in Dec and the other in Jan.

Rather than pulling the ship from ser­vice to re­place the units, Nor­we­gian Cruise Line de­cided to mod­ify and re­pair them.

The third failure was due to a mod­i­fi­ca­tion made to the unit which broke down first.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing.

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