Cruise Ship Runs Aground in Virginia


This morning, a small cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Virginia, stranding dozens of holidaygoers. The ship, the Spirit of Nantucket is one of the newest ships owned and operated by Cruise West. The Spirit of Nantucket operates only on the East Coast, where her shallow draft is used to navigate smaller channels and waterways. Apparently, though, her draft was not shallow enough, and the negligence of the steersman caused it to strike a sand bar near Knott’s Island, Virginia, in the Intercoastal Waterway.

Cruise ship accidents are unfortunately common, and though all boating accidents have a relatively low fatality rate, they can be discommoding, and there is no reason why you should have to suffer the loss or ruination of your vacation because of the mistakes of the cruise operators. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a cruise ship or boating accident, contact today to get in touch with a maritime accident attorney in your area.