Manhattan-Bound Cruise Ship Gets Stuck in Hudson River

A cruise ship got stuck in the Hudson River off Manhattan for several hours Sunday morning after one of the vessel's thrusters malfunctioned, officials said.

According to the Coast Guard, the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship called the Breakaway reported a problem with its steering system at around 7:40 a.m.

The Coast Guard issued a tug assist plan and the boat was tugged to Pier 88 on West 48th Street just after 10 a.m., once the tide had changed.

A passenger aboard the cruise ship said they were coming back from a seven-day Caribbean cruise and had been scheduled to unload at the pier at 7:30 a.m.

Norwegian Cruise Lines released a statement Sunday saying the ship had been delayed because of "strong currents in the Hudson River."

"We thank our guests for their patience and understanding," the statement read.

The company's website states that the Breakaway is "the largest cruise ship ever to home port year-round in New York City."

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