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August 3, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Engine failure, medical emergency force cruise ships back to Seattle

Two cruise ships bound for Alaska returned to Seattle after separate incidents forced them to turn around within four minutes of each other today, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Norwegian Pearl was near Kingston at 4:45 p.m. when it headed back to port due to a passenger’s medical emergency, Coast Guard Petty Office 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer said. The 2,394 passenger cruise ship is now back en route to Juneau, according to the Norwegian Cruise Line website.

Four minutes after the Norwegian Pearl turned around, the Grand Princess had engine failure near West Point in Magnolia and was towed back to Pier 91, Shearer said. The ship is being inspected by Coast Guard officials. The Princess Cruises ship was headed to Ketchikan.

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