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Cruise ship stuck off Norway, no damage

This image made available by the Royal Norwegian Air Force taken from a rescue helicopter shows a Norwegian coast guard vessel, right, behind the  Bahamas-registered cruise liner "Marco Polo" aground near Gravdal in northern Norway, Saturday Nov. 1, 2014. Passengers had been allowed to leave the cruise ship, which was carrying more than a thousand people when it ran aground in the Lofoten archipelago early Saturday. The same liner also ran aground briefly in a nearby archipelago in March, according to Norwegian media. The cause of that incident remained unclear. (Royal Force / Royal Norwegian Air Force)
This image made available by the Royal Norwegian Air Force taken from a rescue helicopter shows a Norwegian coast guard vessel, right, behind the Bahamas-registered cruise liner "Marco Polo" aground near Gravdal in northern Norway, Saturday Nov. 1, 2014. Passengers had been allowed to leave the cruise ship, which was carrying more than a thousand people when it ran aground in the Lofoten archipelago early Saturday. The same liner also ran aground briefly in a nearby archipelago in March, according to Norwegian media. The cause of that incident remained unclear. (Royal Force / Royal Norwegian Air Force)
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian rescue officials say a Bahamas-registered cruise liner with more than a thousand people on board has run aground in northern Norway, in sight of the pier where it was to be moored.

The Norwegian rescue services say some passengers have been allowed to leave the “Marco Polo” cruise ship, which ran aground in the Lofoten archipelago early Saturday. A Norwegian pilot was onboard “Marco Polo” and two tugboats were on their way to try to free the vessel.

Rescue officials say there were no injuries, and no damage to the ship has been found. The nationalities of the passengers and crew were not immediately known.

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