Local March 14, 2022 | 8:14 pm

Cruise ship runs aground in Puerto Plata bay

A cruise ship with hundreds of tourists ran aground this Monday afternoon while leaving the Taino Bay pier in Puerto Plata.

The ship aground belongs to the Norwegian line.

At this time, members of the Navy and relief agencies of the Dominican Republic are working to try to get the boat out into deeper waters.

Taino Bay was inaugurated in December 2021 during an activity led by the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader.

The port is a multipurpose project, managed by ITM Group and supervised by the Dominican Port Authority. The terminal allows the docking of cruise ships, containers, and product cargo.

With its operations, 1,500 direct jobs and more than 3,000 indirect jobs were created.

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hugh bates
March 14, 2022 9:06 pm


Paul Tierney
March 15, 2022 7:55 am

Glad this did not cause much damage or injury.

Can only guess at this time the cause(s). A lot will be focused on the knowledge of the harbor pilot and the ship’s master following the pilot’s advice. There will be an formal inquiry.

Andre lee
March 15, 2022 3:45 pm

The ESCAPE could not Escape the inescapable & unpredictable wind!

Last edited 2 years ago by Andre lee
The Executioner
March 16, 2022 5:07 pm

What is going on with all of the massive ships that have been running aground lately?
They sound more like computer/electronic failures, but what is going on with the captain’s, officers and crews? Something bizarre is definitely going on~!