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Caledonian Sky Hits Coral Reef In Indonesia

Caledonain Sky (Noble Caledonia)

The small cruise ship, Caledonian Sky briefly ran aground after damaging one of the most bio-diverse coral reefs in the world, on Saturday.

Operated by Noble Caledonia, the ship damaged a 20-metre section of coral reef that forms the Crossover Reef in the Dampier Strait of Raja Ampa in Indonesia.

According to the local news, the 102 passengers onboard Caledonian Sky were evacuated to the nearby island of Kri, after the ship ran aground. The ship managed to be re-floated, and is continuing on its cruise as normal.

An investigation into the cause of the incident is being conducted by local authorities. The ship’s operators could face a large fine depending on the outcome of the investigation.


 

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Jordan Bailey
21-year-old travel journalist, Jordan, has been reporting on cruise news since 2011. Since taking his first voyage on board Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas in 2009, Jordan has now been on over 50 cruises. He currently studies Journalism at Southampton Solent University.
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